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The Best Performing Outdoor Kitchen Bench Tops!

Posted by Natalee Chiodo on 9/18/18 10:03 AM

Part 1 - Corian by DuPont     

Battling the elements day in and day out means that your Outdoor Kitchen needs to be sturdy and long lasting. Your Outdoor Kitchen bench tops are particularly prone to wear if you don’t choose something that is super durable and suitable for external use. 

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Corian bench tops by DuPont have been created to offer a higher performance alternative to conventional surfacing materials. Corian is known for its exceptional versatility, beauty and almost limitless applications for residential, public and commercial environments. It can shape itself to almost any concept with effortless style and is comfortable in all kinds of environments – interior or exterior, humid or dry, hygiene-critical or high-traffic. With so many features and benefits it's hard to find a better option!













Why choose Corian?  


UV Stable - The sun can be harsh on colours and unfortunately traditional engineered stone such as caeserstone and essastone are not UV stable. The binder that holds Corians natural mineral elements together is a pure acrylic. This means a large range of the Corian colour board has a 10-year warranty on UV stability.

Non Porous - Areas around the BBQ can be a harsh environment for many benchtops. Corians colours and textures run through the entire thickness of the material and can not wear away. It also makes Corian 100% non-porous which means that it can not be permanently stained with anything. Unlike natural products such as granite and marble, Corian does not require a sealer to last the journey.

Repairable – Incredibly Corian surfaces are renewable and can be fully restored with ordinary mild abrasive cleaners and a scouring pad. Damage caused by abuse or just ageing through general wear and tear can usually be repaired on site without having to completely replace the original material. These repairs can generally be made seamlessly resulting in a surface that looks as good as the day it went in.

Resistant - Corian is a remarkably durable surface that cannot delaminate and stands up well to daily wear and tear. It resists most of the impacts, nicks and cuts that occur in heavy traffic areas.

Inconspicuous Joins - Pieces of Corian can be glued together inconspicuously to create a seamless look, giving virtually unlimited design possibilities for surfaces.

Non-Toxic - Corian is an inert and non-toxic material that under normal temperature conditions does not emit gas.

Environmentally Friendly - Corian is manufactured in compliance with strict standards in order to limit waste and energy consumption at all stages of the production process. Both the material itself and the adhesives and sealants used to install it are GREEN GUARD Indoor air quality certified® for producing low VOC emisions as well as being Green Tag certified.

Solid - Colours and textures run through the entire thickness of the material and cannot wear away.


NEW Concrete Colour Range!

Essentials Range

 Concrete Dove

Premium Range

Ash Weathered

Neutral Carbon


Pop into our showroom to check out what colours and styles we have available. For more great ideas or to get a quote please visit our website – www.limetreealfresco.com.au.

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Topics: things to consider, cabinets, colours, Corian, designing an outdoor kitchen, limetree alfresco


Outdoor Kitchens in Melbourne.

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Behind the LimeTree Team are a bunch of people who love to spend time outside around an Outdoor Kitchen with people we love. Cooking & relaxing with a cold drink or two.

From the Old Mans secret BBQ recipes to getting our frothy chilled to perfection, we've gathered quite a few tips and tricks in our time.

So we have started this blog to pass on what we know and what we continue to learn.

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