How Much Does It Cost to Install a Corian Worktop?

Other topics in focus today are the various types of Corian worktops, how long they take to install, and the benefits they offer in general. So, without further ado, let’s look at the overall price of a Corian worktop installment.

installing worktop

The average cost of having a Corian worktop installed by a professional falls in the range of £1,150 to £2,600. This assumes that the worktop space is between two- and four-square metres.

The cost, in this case, would comprise of a labour fee and the price of supplies, while added expenses may also apply.

If the Corian worktop was to be 2m², expect the cost to be roughly £1,150 to £1,400, with the price rising to about £1,650 to £2,000 for a 3m² countertop, and you’d need to budget for about £2,150 to £2,600 for a 4m² example.

The total cost of the job will depend on a wide range of factors such as the size, shape, thickness, and colour of the Corian worktop as well as the quality and possibly the brand.

Further, the price of instalment will also depend on where exactly in your property the Corian worktop is being fitted, the condition of the existing worktop, property location, and the number of tradespeople. How accessible the work area is may also prove a cost factor.

Corian Worktop Prices

Size Labour Supplies Total Cost
2m² £150 to £200 £1,000 to £1,200 £1,150 to £1,400
3m² £150 to £200 £1,500 to £1,800 £1,650 to £2,000
4m² £150 to £200 £2,000 to £2,400 £2,150 to £2,600

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What are the Supply Costs of a Corian Countertop?

On average, a Corian countertop costs about £400 to £600 per square metre to purchase in- store.

This equates to roughly £35 to £50 per square foot. Most worktops are several metres squared, and as a result, homeowners may pay about £1,500 to £1,800 in material costs alone for a Corian worktop (this would apply if the worktop was three square metres).

This supply price will exist as a cost alongside that of labour any added expenses for an overall installation cost should you hire a professional to take on the job for you. Alternatively, this amount will likely be the only expense should you wish to fit it yourself.

What are the Additional Costs of Installing a Corian Worktop?

There are many added costs that you may choose to incur along with having a countertop installed. Of course, some added expenses that you may incur one way or another (but more on that shortly).

Cooker Installation

Whether you’re planning to have a worktop fitted around a cooker or simply wish to have a new cooker installed regardless, the price of this work could vary greatly depending on the type used.

installing cooker

New Kitchen

Thinking of having an entirely new kitchen installed? The cost of this will vary depending on two key factors, its size, of course, and also its quality, ranging from basic to average to premium. Let’s break down the costs.

a new kitchen

Cost Affecting Factors/Other Added Expenses

Now for the added expenses that may be incurred one way or another. These could include a minimum fee, charges for excess mileage (such as if you live in an isolated part of the countryside or otherwise hire a contractor from out of town), condition of the existing worktop, and the installation requirements.

Other added expenses may result from the thickness, colour, size, or shape of the worktop, and the installation duration.

Tradesmen Costs for a Corian Worktop Installation

So, what about the cost of labour?...

Well, as shown earlier, the tradesmen cost of fitting a Corian worktop tends to come to about £150 to £200; this is the same cost of a daily labour fee. In general, you can expect this work to likely last between four and ten hours (or about half a day to a full day work).

For that reason, it’s possible that you could end up paying around £100 or less in labour expenses, but in most cases, it will be close to the price of a full day of work.

The cost of labour can differ depending on where you live, given that labourers charge different rates throughout the UK.

On average, tradesmen costs tend to be above the national average in the southeast of England (especially in London, which is one of the most expense parts of the country for labour fees), while they are generally below the UK average in northern England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

How Long Does It Take to Install a Corian Worktop?

The duration of the job will depend primarily on the size of the kitchen/installation area and the size, type, and quality of the worktop itself.

installing a countertop

With one tradesperson on the job, expect it to take around 4-5 hours for a small kitchen, 6-7 hours for a medium kitchen, or 8-10 hours for a large kitchen.

These are approximations because, of course, the size of the kitchen may not be directly correlated with the size of the Corian worktop installation.

The timeframe will depend on factors such as ease of access, the state of the work area and of an old worktop (if there is one to be replaced), and the number of tradespeople hired.

If two labourers are on the job, for example, the work duration will likely be cut in half. That said, it would be pretty rare for any more than one tradesperson to take on this task.

Benefits of a Corian Countertop

There are many notable advantages to Corian countertops worth considering.

Durable and Long-lasting

First and foremost, Corian worktops with solid surface countertops, in general are more durable than alternate surface materials such as wood, soapstone, or paper-based composites.

Easy to Clean

With a smooth surface, a Corian worktop is straightforward to clean. Spills can be easily dealt with without the need for too much elbow grease.

In the long run, this will help in maintaining the quality of the surface with fewer products and pressure being applied to a Corian surface than might be the case with another type of worktop.

cleaning kitchen

Many Corian Worktop Colours

Corian worktops tend to be available in a whole host of colours and the range is greater than would be the case with many other materials.

This is great because you have a better range to pick a colour that matches your preferences and complements the rest of the kitchen and the colours in particular that surround the worktop. That’s good news for those who prioritize having a particular interior design.

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Corian Worktop?

You may want to simply have an old Corian worktop removed (or remove a new Corian worktop at a later date), whether to be replaced with a new worktop or to giveaway to something else. That said, you may also choose to simply remove the worktop and the area it is placed on to free up space.

removing a worktop

Simply removing a Corian worktop may cost £100 to £300 depending on how long the job takes and the size of the worktop being removed (in relation to the cost of waste removal, such as if you were to hire a skip).

FAQs

Q: How do you clean a Corian worktop?

A: In most cases, an ammonia-based householder cleaner (you could also use a dedicated countertop cleaner if you prefer) and warm soapy water would suffice. You should clean in a circular motion. However, you should steer away from window cleaners.

Q: What is a Corian worktop made of?

A: It is made of two parts natural minerals with one parts acrylic polymer and the key ingredient is the Bauxite Ore-derived Alumina Trihydrate.

Q: What is the average thickness of a Corian worktop?

A: The Corian worktop thickness is generally around 38mm, but it depends on the product.

Q: Is it okay to cut food directly on a worktop surface?

A: While it’s generally possible, it’s best to employ a chopping board all the same. Scratching may still occur otherwise.

Q: Will Corian countertop joints be perceptible?

A: This is not generally the case albeit if you have a light-toned worktop fitted, you may spot a very slim joint.

Sources

  1. https://www.hcsupplies.co.uk/kitchen-worktops/solid-surface-worktops/corian-worktops/corian-worktops-prices
  2. https://ukworktopsdirect.co.uk/corian-price-guide/
  3. https://ukworktopsdirect.co.uk/corian-worktops/
  
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