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Old 05-10-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
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I am building a custom shower. I want a piece of stone (or corian) cut up for the threshold into the shower, the main bathroom door threshold, and some recessed shelves.

Is corian OK to use? I am thinking in particular the pieces that will be walked on. Is it as strong as granite or marble? What's the ideal material to use that would work in a wet area and also hold up when walked on?

This all depends on finding a remnant I like at a stone fabricator...

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Corian (or any solid surfacing material) works great. Walking on it in a bathroom shouldn't be an issue unless you are used to taking a shower while wearing you golf shoes or combat boots.

Corian is not as hard as granite but not much is. We use Corian shelves and curb covers and bench seat covers frequently in showers. Not a problem!

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Thresholds are usually of some hard material.
I'm not sure what qualities Corian is designed to have [I think it is in its 28th version].
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Corian is a fine product to use ----Go for it.
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Hi Andrew, You can contact a Certified Fabricator Installer to determine if this can be done within DuPont guidelines so that warranty coverage is maintained. You can get the name of a Certified Fabricator Installer through the Authorized Distributor in your area. Call our 800-426-7426 number for an Authorized Distributor. For more info on DuPont(tm) Corian(r), feel free to visit us at www.surfaces.dupont.com.

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Hi Andrew, You can contact a Certified Fabricator Installer to determine if this can be done within DuPont guidelines so that warranty coverage is maintained. You can get the name of a Certified Fabricator Installer through the Authorized Distributor in your area. Call our 800-426-7426 number for an Authorized Distributor. For more info on DuPont(tm) Corian(r), feel free to visit us at www.surfaces.dupont.com.

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So, what are the design goals for Corian?
In a Berlin museum they made a scale model of a building out of it, so it must be machinable.
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What do you use to make the corian adhere to the curb and do you leave any overhang of the corian? Also, have you ever used the corian for the sides of the door jamb of the shower instead of tile?
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What do you use to make the corian adhere to the curb and do you leave any overhang of the corian? Also, have you ever used the corian for the sides of the door jamb of the shower instead of tile?
100% silicone caulk.

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What do you use to make the corian adhere to the curb and do you leave any overhang of the corian? Also, have you ever used the corian for the sides of the door jamb of the shower instead of tile?
Yes, usually about 1/4" to 3/8".

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What do you use to make the corian adhere to the curb and do you leave any overhang of the corian? Also, have you ever used the corian for the sides of the door jamb of the shower instead of tile?
Yes, occasionally.

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