Cultured marble is created by blending precise amounts of pigments, polyester resin, a catalyst and fillers. Once mixed it is cast into highly polished open molds that are coated with a clear gel coat. This gel coat is formulated to achieve a durable, waterproof and non-porous surface, making it resistant to stains, resilient and much easier to maintain than the natural stone alternative.
Cultured marble is extremely versatile and is frequently used in residential and commercial locations where cost must remain low while providing an elegant surface that can stand up to years of daily use. Raw materials and manufacturing techniques have improved dramatically over the years, which will allow you to get more use out of your cultured marble products in their original luster for decades to come.
Because the cultured marble is cast in molds, the product has minimal seams and when installed properly, using mildew resistant 100% silicone, it becomes leak proof. Tubs and vanity tops are cast with the deck attached to the bowl in one solid piece. This helps to remove unsightly seams between the bowl and decks, providing easy maintenance, as well as mildew and stain resistance. Cultured marble shower panels are typically only seamed where panels meet in the corners and above the shower pan. All these factors mean that you can have confidence that your cultured marble shower pan will function the way it should without the worries that come with other, more expensive materials.
Cultured marble is one of the most popular options for new construction and resurfacing bathroom vanity tops and kitchen countertops. It is available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Many homeowners, property managers and contractors choose cultured marble since it is far more affordable and durable than natural stone and much easier to care for. Custom Design Countertops has, by far, the most pre-fabricated cultured marble vanity molds in the Santa Rosa, California area and we will quickly and efficiently be able to measure and install your new cultured marble countertop so you can start enjoying it as soon as possible.
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