Asked on Dec 24, 2014

How to remove corian countertop with integrated corian sink

by Carmen
In the town home we purchased the counters are Corian and have cracks , the backslash was never caulked or sealed and around the sink no matter how much I clean gets mold because water from the faucet drips down into it, The sink is white Corian integrated into the "L" shaped counter. Previous owners must have used it to chop something because it has cuts, and is badly stained. I want to reconfigure the kitchen but have no clue how to remove the "L" shaped counter top with the integrated sink.
  11 answers
  • Judy Ford Judy Ford on Dec 25, 2014
    they can repair the cracks in your Corian...and as far as the stains.. use bleach..the cut marks can be sanded out with one of those green scrubby pads or fine sand paper. I just use those green sponge scrubbies and clean up daily... it is solid surface and it will be the same. You can't remove the counter top and save the far as I know
    • Carmen Carmen on Dec 25, 2014
      @Judy Ford Thank-you. I've left the sink filled with water and bleach and the stain doesn't even lighten. I want to reconfigure remove the peninsula so I need to remove the counter, plus I dislike the color, and pattern. When I get a new counter it will not be Corian.
  • Stephanie l Stephanie l on Dec 25, 2014
    They will sand, Polish, resell everything. You just need to call the manufacturer. Ours has a 15 year full warranty. Without warranty you may have to pay for service.
    • Carmen Carmen on Dec 25, 2014
      @Stephanie l House is 25 years old. No clue how old the counter is. I have no interest in repairing it,or replacing with more Corian. I just need to find a way to remove the L shape with integrated sink. It's one continuous piece.
  • Sonjia Sonjia on Dec 25, 2014
    Wow thanks for the info. I STILL HAVE CRUMBY tile and hate it!
  • Caroline Caroline on Dec 25, 2014
    Just removed ours about 2 months ago. First remove the back splash. Ours was glued onto the sheet rock so you will either have to refinish that or put in another back splash. At the end of a counter use a crow bar to pry up a corner of the cabinet. Our counters were glued to the top of the cabinets so we just worked our way down,prying a little and pulling with brute strength! You have to unhook the faucet and plumbing under the sink. Our counters are 14 ft long and we couldn't handle that so we actually cut ours on either side of the sink (to have 3 pieces) Used a circular saw with a diamond tip blade and be sure to wear a mask- very toxic dust!! I totally get why you are getting rid of the corian- I HATED it!! I know some people love it but I was not a fan!
    • Carmen Carmen on Dec 25, 2014
      @Caroline Thank-you! I too hate Corian. I thought cutting it in manageable piece would be our only option, and confirmed it. Ours is glued to the cabinet too. Any tips on how to avoid damaging the cabinets, since we will be painting and refacing. Once again thanks!
  • Gail Gail on Dec 25, 2014
    Wow I've had my Corian with the sink built right in for about 10 years. I LOVE IT. Sorry, I can see if yours was misused (which to me is hard to do) and not a good color you'd like to replace it. I checked and mine just sits on top of the cupboards and where the spots hit there are dabs of silicone glue.
  • Caroline Caroline on Dec 25, 2014
    Carmen- as Gail said above, it is only glued to the top edge of the piece that runs front to back on the cabinets and is only as wide as the cabinet side wall is thick. Ours just popped up. The counters had been in place about 9 years before we took ours out.
  • Nostromo Nostromo on Dec 26, 2014
    I'd have the countertop professionally resurfaced/rebonded. Removing it obviously entails the purchase of a new countertop. Think LOTS of money. :-) Still, if you just have to get rid of it, turn off the water/power supplies to the sink and remove the backsplash (if they're not fused so as to be one solid piece). Then, carefully cut the countertop into manageable segments using a circular saw or reciprocating saw with blades appropriate for this kind of material. If you've never done this kind of demolition before, plan on three or four days and have a home supply store come out and measure for a new countertop.
    • Carmen Carmen on Dec 26, 2014
      @Nostromo Thank-you. I am doing a new layout - so the kitchen has a better flow without the peninsula cutting it in half. Even if I could use the countertop I wouldn't because I dislike Corian. I also know that I dislike the integrated sink.
  • Barb Barb on Dec 28, 2014
    I have white corian tops, is there a way to stain to another color or do something else besides replacing it?
  • Soccercoachagain Soccercoachagain on Mar 07, 2015
    Clean the sink with Bon Ami then soak with a strong solution of white vinegar and water. That seems to work pretty well.
  • Linda Linda on Jun 20, 2015
    I need to take out the built in sink due to plumbing issues. Is there a way to remove it without tear out the counter tops?
  • J J on Nov 08, 2016
    I had corin kitchen counters and a corin sink. You should call Corin but my understanding is the sink can be cut out and then replaced with a over mount sink. Bleach does not effect it, soft scrub got coffee stains out. I eventually had the counters and the sink sanded by a professional. The corin looked brand new.