Chipboard and Corian go high end
On an episode of Extreme Homes today I saw chipboard and Corian used in high end homes.
The chipboard was used as flooring and cabinets in a South African home. For cabinets it wasn't the box (it could have been been you can't see it), it was the outside door fronts and drawer fronts. It was very cool.
In another home (forgot the country) Corian was used extensively in the kitchen and bathrooms. Appears to be solid white but didn't see it close. On the kitchen island the corian was used on the top and sides. This home had a garage with about 5 Porsches.
Definitely not dated (what does that even mean) or ugly (personal opinion). Of course these were very unique homes.