Corian Solid Surface and Corian Quartz ( Formally Zodiaq Quartz) are both solid materials made by DuPont. However, there are some key differences between the two materials.
Corian solid surface is made from a combination of acrylic resin and feldspar. It is a durable, stain-resistant, and easy-to-maintain material that is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Corian tops & solid surface is also very customizable, and you can create custom shapes and patterns with the material. It is specified by architects on plans as SS or SSM.
Corian Quartz is made from a combination of acrylic resin, feldspar, and quartz chunks. It is a more durable material than Corian solid surface, and it is also little more resistant to scratches and stains. Corian Quartz is specified by architects as QS or QSM. Corian Quartz is not available in as wide variety of colors as Corian solid surface is.
Here is a table summarizing the key differences between Corian solid surface and Corian Quartz:
Feature I Corian solid surface I Corian Quartz
Material I Acrylic resin and feldspar I Acrylic resin, feldspar, and quartz
Durability I Durable I More durable
Stain resistance I Stain-resistant I More stain-resistant
Scratch resistance I Scratch-resistant I More scratch-resistant
Color options I Wider variety of colors (110) I Wide variety of colors (61)
Customization I Customizable and Seamless I More customizable but Not Seamless
Price I Typically less expensive I Typically more expensive
Thermoforming I Thermoformable I Not Thermoformable
Repair ability I Repairable I Easy to repair
Ultimately, the best type of solid surface material for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a durable, stain-resistant, and easy-to-maintain countertop with a wide variety of color options, in longer size, then Corian solid surface is a good option. If you are looking for a countertop that is even more durable and stain-resistant, in size that don't exceeds slab size then Corian Quartz is a good option.
Here are some additional things to consider when choosing between Corian solid surface and Corian Quartz: