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How are runnels made?

Posted by killinsnakes (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 7, 14 at 18:02

How are the runnels made in countertops? Are they rounded or squared and what is used to make them? I am getting new Corian countertops and thought I understood them to say the edges will be squared. Wanted to check with the GW experts since you guys have certainly influenced my choice after years of reading and studying this forum!


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RE: How are runnels made?

Mine are round but it's not corian


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RE: How are runnels made?

I made a tapered jig to rout them into Corian when I was a fabricator years ago. Have your fabricator reinforce below them by adhering a 1/2" full size piece. Rounded would be easiest to clean.


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I was thinking rounded would be easier to clean. My brother, a perfectionist home builder is coming back to check something, for about the 6th time, so I will mention this to him . I know he is questioning this also. He trusts and likes the fabricators work, but he has never done runnels in all of his house buildings. Thanks.


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RE: How are runnels made?

Just find a picture of the kind you like online and show it to the fabricator and specify that's what you want. I find that's the easiest way to communicate with these types of people during our reno.


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RE: How are runnels made?

Also, I've wondered about these. We ultimately decided to pass on them although they are cool.

If you are always supposed to wipe off your Corian to prevent hard water/limescale buildup then does it make sense to have an area that is wet by design?


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RE: How are runnels made?

I was thinking rounded would be easier to clean. My brother, a perfectionist home builder is coming back to check something, for about the 6th time, so I will mention this to him . I know he is questioning this also. He trusts and likes the fabricators work, but he has never done runnels in all of his house buildings. Thanks.


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RE: How are runnels made?

"If you are always supposed to wipe off your Corian to prevent hard water/limescale buildup then does it make sense to have an area that is wet by design?"

ChrisinSD:

Solid surface is inert and unaffected permanently by hard water/limescale. You could wipe up several month's worth with a ScotchBrite pad in seconds.


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RE: How are runnels made?

Hard water has a lot of other issues besides build up on your counters. Think about what it's doing to the insides of your pipes and fixtures! Talk with a water treatment professional if you have that issue.


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