What are HI-MACS, Corian and Krion?
These materials are part of a generic group called Solid Surface. The materials were developed as a practical, robust worktop material for residential and commercial applications. The first one on the market was Corian in 1967.
What is the difference between HI-MACS, Corian and Krion?
The differences are small and in most cases it really doesn’t matter which material you choose for your application. We recommend you choose the colour you like without considering the brand name. For a set of kitchen worktops there is no significant advantage to using one product over the others.
In some circumstances we will have a preference e.g. for complicated thermoforming we prefer Krion. This does not mean we can’t use the other products it's just that we see a small benefit of using Krion in this specific application over the others. If there is a benefit to using a specific product for your application we will advise you on a case by case basis.
Why Choose Corian?
Large range of sinks which are sensibly sized and nice shaped, a more sophisticated colour pallet, 4, 6, 12 and 19mm thick sheets available, dark colours show wear and tear, 10 year warranty.
Why Choose Hi-Macs?
Lots of conventional colours plus the Volcanic and Galaxy ranges, 15 year warranty, stronger than most solid surface materials, 3, 6, 9 and 12mm thick sheets available, dark colours show wear and tear, less slippery than Corian.
Why Choose Krion?
Large range of sinks, basins and a bath which are sensibly sized and nice shaped, Snow White Krion is the purest white available from any of the solid surface manufacturers, a vibrant, European colour pallet, 6, 9 and 12mm thick sheets available, superior thermoforming performance due to finer ATH particles, dark colours show wear and tear, 10 year warranty.