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Guy Kirk
Cracked Corian

Does anyone have any idea on how to repair a hairline cracked corian shower floor? There is a "gap" between the corian floor and the sub-floor; the shower stall was installed approx. 12 years ago, and this was the methodology used. Corian was not able to provide any fix. Thx.:)

havanagranite
Re: Cracked Corian
Guy Kirk wrote:

Does anyone have any idea on how to repair a hairline cracked corian shower floor? There is a "gap" between the corian floor and the sub-floor; the shower stall was installed approx. 12 years ago, and this was the methodology used. Corian was not able to provide any fix. Thx.:)

first a couple of questions. are you the original owner? the reason I ask is the corian is supposed to have either a 20 or a 25 year warranty. all their fabricators and installers have to be certafied, or they won't sell them their product. this is to insure proper instillation for their warranty. this being the case if the subfloor is seperating because the crack is allowing water through and causing the subfloor to decay and drop from the corian then it is their problem under their warranty.

I am concerned about the gap between the corian floor and the sub floor. I would go to the basement or crawl space to see if there is wood rot or just what the cause might be. this would have to be addressed before you could really talk repairing the corian.

Guy Kirk
Re: Cracked Corian

Havanagranite-Thank you for your reply; unfortunately we are not the original home owners, and our efforts to get assistance from the builder, to include the installer of the bath and the corian, as well as Corian, has not resulted in any suggestions which would fix the problem. We do not have any rot to the flooring.

Our efforts to fix the crack are to preclude removing the shower stall, etc. because of the high expense (removal and the replacement) at this time. Since we have had little success in getting any type of "temporary" fix, we may have no viable option.

Again thanks - G. Kirk

havanagranite
Re: Cracked Corian

well a temporty fix would be to get some one who does corian come on out and they could try to get a color match and order some expoxy that is already color coded to what you have. (it comes in a tube that has two compartments with a replaceable tube that screws on the end that mixes the two parts together.) they then use their caulk gun designed for this type of tube and fill the crack. and shortly afterward they can sand it smooth.

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