Corian Wash Troughs

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What are Corian Wash Troughs?

Corian is a substance that makes use of natural minerals and acrylic to form a solid surface material suitable for wash troughs. Corian originates from the 1960s and provides several benefits for washrooms.

Corian has the following properties:

  • easy to maintain
  • extremely durable
  • heat resistant
  • many standard colours and design options
  • stain resistant
  • sunlight resistant

We are experts in providing inventive solutions for washrooms in a range of commercial spaces suitable for a variety of budgets. Your washroom will benefit from a fast installation and high-quality workmanship. Contact us today for a quote.

Benefits of Corian Wash Troughs

Corian is one of the first solid surface materials that has had extensive use since it was created by DuPont in the 1960s. While it is suitable for kitchens surfaces, and any other countertop surface, using it for troughs has several benefits.

Wash troughs tend to take up a lot more area than regular vanity units with basins or sinks, so choosing a lower-cost material such as Corian is a wise option to keep overall expenses down.

Other benefits of Corian wash troughs in bathrooms include:

  • Easy repair: It is simple to repair Corian or a small piece of it, so any damage can become almost invisible through sanding and buffing if there is an issue.
  • Thermoformable: As a man-made material it is possible to produce Corian with precise and complex shapes or designs, which gives it a considerable advantage over other materials such as stone as it is much faster to install.
  • Safe and environmentally friendly: Choosing ethical materials for your washroom installation is an increasing concern in many designs. Corian is free of heavy metals and conforms to many European safety standards.

A real perk of Corian is the hygiene it provides. Because it is so non-porous and resists almost anything that touches its surface it is extremely easy to clean and can withstand many harsh cleaning chemicals. This makes it a good choice for industrial and medical settings where effective hygiene is essential.

Choosing a trough in your washroom has many advantages for hygiene too, so pairing this design with Corian materials helps maximise hygiene levels. A trough provides a communal hand washing space that is simple to clean and also causes minimal splashing while offering complete drainage.

Where are Corian Wash Troughs Useful?

Areas where a Corian wash trough can be advantageous include:

  • hospitals, surgeries or other medical settings
  • garages and mechanics 
  • schools or colleges, particularly in science labs or sport facilities
  • public spaces and washrooms

Although Corian has the potential for almost unlimited use, these are some common settings where a low-cost and highly-durable material is particularly beneficial.


Our Corian Wash Troughs Installation Service

We will install Corian wash troughs and other washroom products or accessories using our talented design team. They will take any concerns and priorities you may have regarding style or budget and come up with a bespoke solution for your project.

The installation team will provide a quick and efficient turnaround, and we only use the highest quality products available. The level of workmanship our team delivers means the installation team can find solutions to any challenges that arise at the site.

As industry-leaders we create many case studies to showcase our work, including one from Liverpool Street Station in London that features a scratch and crack resistant Corian White Jasmine trough. Feel free to view the case study for a better idea of the quality of the work we carry out.


Low-cost Corian Wash Trough Supply and Installation

As a flexible and rugged material, Corian is a great option for wash troughs in many spaces and can make excellent countertops for many commercial and industrial settings.

We promise to beat any price and will work with you to provide clever solutions for your washroom space, with long-lasting final results. Contact us today for a fast and accurate quote.

FAQs and Useful Information

The following are some frequently asked questions about Corian, wash troughs and the services we provide:

Is Corian more expensive than granite?

No. Corian is cheaper than granite. Although granite and Corian do not diverge so much on price in terms of materials, installation takes considerably longer. The difficulty and time it takes to install granite will usually make it a much more expensive choice.

Can you put a hot pan on Corian?

Corian is what we call ‘heat resistant’ and not ‘heatproof’, so it is important to minimise any high temperatures on the surface. This is not an issue for bathrooms, but kitchen installations using the material will require pads or alternative surfaces if they have high exposure to heat regularly.

What is Corian made of?

The specific materials in Corian are acrylic polymer and a substance called alumina trihydrate. 

Is Corian safe?

Yes. Corian has extensive safety certifications from a wide variety of regulatory bodies. It is non-toxic, non-allergenic and suitable for many different settings.

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