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LG Hi-macs vs corian, PLEASE ANSWER?!!?

What is the difference between LG Hi-macs solid surface and Corian?!

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Or IS there a difference between LG Hi-macs solid surface and Corian, or just the name (exact same solid surface with a different name)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We use both, Hi-Macs tends to be cheaper. In practice there is no real difference.

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  • Andy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago
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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not an expert and some of this could be wrong.  But Corian is made by DuPont and is the original "solid surface" acrylic counter top material. Eventually, other manufacturers entered the market as "solid surfaces".  Then LG entered the market with its acrylic counter top solid surface. It is made in Korea.  I don't know if would recognize the LG product.  Later on there were the stone counter tops.  All of them are expensive to the extent that if price is a factor, you should be looking at cheaper counter tops that provide just as good of service.   The old traditional formica being the best example.  Personal opinion.  Stay away from any porous material on a counter.  That means tile (the joints) and stone (soaks up water about like a sponge).  So that leaves only the solid surfaces.  Of those, Corian is by far the prettiest.  It is distinctively different than the other brands (don't know about LG).  However, if you want a full splash behind the counter up to the cupboard, that is 1/4" material (?) and Corian is not furnished in that thickness (?) for that width.  So, you cannot have a full splash.  So, it is not fully functional from a cooking, dish washing standpoint.  It requires considerable skill to install the counter tops and handle such an expensive material.  But it goes together easily with the right tools and skill. The pieces are stuck together with acrylic crazy glue.  When pushed together the seam becomes invisible because of the pattern in the acrylic.   Overall the solid surface material is the top material for counter tops and lasts forever, can't be damaged.   If you go to Home Depot, their kitchen designers can work up a plan, you can see the materials, and get a price. 

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