FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is cultured marble?
Cultured marble is a fabricated man-made molded product. It is a blend of polyester
resin, real stone filler, pigment and catalyst. Each piece is individually cast
allowing variations in color, surface texture, shape and design.
Cultured Marble is used for tub enclosures, shower base and surrounds
and bathroom sink tops and countertops.
Why should I choose cultured marble?
The advantage of purchasing cultured marble products is that its economically affordable.
It is easy to clean and maintain because it is a non-pourous product.. Cultured marble,
cultured onyx and granitex effect offer many advantages compared to other
materials used for tub enclosures, shower surrounds and vanity tops. Some of
these enhancements are:
- Beauty – Endless color options with the warmth of natural
- Durability – High strength, resistant to staining and
- Cleaning – A soft sponge, or cloth, and mild soap and water are all
that is required for routine maintenance. Glass cleaners can also be
- Design Versatility – Limited only by the imagination of the
designer and producer. The parts can be cast into almost any shape, allowing the
production of highly customized designs. The decorating possibilities are
- Seamless Construction – Minimize crevices. There is no grout to
gather mildew and mold. Easy installation. The panels for tub enclosures or
shower surround can be made to fit the height and width as needed.
Gel-coat vs. non-gel coat
Custom marble gel coats it’s product. Gel coat is the same specially
formulated clear resin used on the outside of fiberglass boats. Generally, this
is what makes the fiberglass boat shiny, as well as, protect the fiberglass
matting. Gel coat produces a tough, transparent surface resistant to normal
wear. It is non porous (smooth like glass) so that it will decrease the
adherence of mildew and stain.
How should I care for my cultured marble?
Cultured marble provides an extremely durable surface which is resistant to
staining. Care is very simple. Use a soft sponge, or cloth, and a non abrasive
cleaner, such as Formula 409, window cleaner (Windex) or a fiberglass cleaner
(one made for boats or RVs, i.e. Gel Gloss), or any other non abrasive cleaner.
This will allow the product to maintain its original appearance. If the cultured
marble becomes dull in appearance due to soap residue, hard water deposit, or
non-cleaning, it can be buffed, using a rubbing compound, back to its original