My Dad never did anything half way, he still doesn't. Since this took place in 1979, he used Corian for not just the vanity counter, but for the shower surround as well. I never appreciated his labors until I was older (his labors on this bath as well as his many other labors) but the man was a marvel. Again, since it was 1979, my Dad's miraculous bathroom was a vision in Venaro Peach.
As my appreciation for my Dad's devotion and commitment to his family grew, my esteem for his choice of materials declined. Times changed and tastes changed. Over time, more materials became available and Corian fell from favor as the go-to choice for kitchen and bath surfaces.
I've been referring to it's entire category, solid surface, as dying for years. I think the last time I put it in a kitchen was six or seven years ago, and that was under extreme duress.
Well imagine my shock when I saw the delightful Jamie Goldberg's Gold Notes on Tuesday and I read her column about the "new" Corian. This is not my Dad's Corian and my predictions of its death might have been premature.
Corian has just re-tooled its brand and its palette. Check out these beauties.
Really. Check out Corian's website.