Cultured marble bathtubs, showers, sinks and vanities services in St. Lucie County
If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you may have come across several terms that are unfamiliar to you. One of these is cultured marble.
You probably saw that there are several cultured marble bathtubs, showers, sinks and vanities services in St. Lucie County, but you still aren’t quite sure of one thing:
Is cultured marble the same as marble?
As you may know already, marble is a natural stone that can be extracted from earth and worked into different shapes, which range from tiles to sculpture. Because it’s a natural product, marble can vary widely in colors and patterns (veins of different coloring).
Unlike marble, cultured marble is a man-made product. However, it’s not completely artificial, because crushed marble dust makes up about 75% of a cultured marble product. The dust is combined with liquid polyester resins and the finished product is sealed with a gel coat.
As a result, cultured marble products have a glossy appearance and uniform veining and color. It is also worth noting that they are made directly in a mold, which makes every piece different from other cultured marble products.
• Beauty: while being more uniform than its natural counterpart, it still mimics the beauty and shine of marble.
• Low maintenance: unlike marble, cultured marble is non-porous. This means it doesn’t need sealing or grout, and that it’s resistant to stains from soaps, shampoos and other products found in bathrooms.
• Easy to clean: cultured marble can be cleaned with any non-abrasive cleaning product and be left to dry naturally.
• Durable: as it is non-porous, cultured marble is resistant to chips, scratches and mildew. However, it can become cracked due to thermal shock (applying hot and cold water on it over a short period of time).
• Economical: cultured marble is considerably less expensive than natural marble, while adding nearly the same value to your property.
Although it is very durable, you may find that you need cultured marble bathtubs, showers, sinks and vanities services in St. Lucie County, such as rebuffing or polishing its surfaces or fixing a chip or a scratch.
In these cases, we invite you to call Surface Specialists of the Treasure Coast! We are experts in bathtub repair, tub refinishing, tub to shower conversions and more throughout Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach and Vero Beach in Florida.