|THE ADVANTAGES OF CULTURED MARBLE
|USES AND BENEFITS Where can Cultured Marble be used?
Cultured Marble can be used just about anywhere inside a building. It is primarily designed for use in residential bathrooms as countertops and shower and tub wall linings.
Cultured marble has been used, as flooring in some bathrooms but is not really suited for frequent foot traffic. It is not really designed for kitchen counters either.
Commercially: cultured marble is used in many hotels/motels,fitness centers,nursing homes, hospitals and even restaurants.
What are the benefits of Cultured Marble over other products?The main benefit of Cultured Marble is the ability to eliminate all but a few seams. Therefore there are fewer areas for mildew to grow, and leaks to start. Cultured Marble baths are not totally seamless but compare 247 inches of smooth 25-year silicon to the 4000 inches of rough and porous grout line found in the average tub-shower walls.
Sinks and counter tops can be one piece doing away with the always hard to clean lip around china bowls. Unlike tile, where the porous grout is not waterproof, or natural marble were the stone itself will leak and stain without constant maintenance, Cultured Marble with silicone seams is absolutely watertight.
Silicone is the same sealant that is keeping the water inside all glass aquariums all around the world. Fiberglass units are watertight, however they constantly flex and therefore are prone to cracking over years of use. Additionally, they are not customizable and since their surface compound is pigmented, it is softer and wears faster than the clear gel coat that covers our colored products.
But aside from the technical aspect, Cultured Marble gives you, unlike any other product, the ability to coordinate your athroom the way you want to. Choose items in matching or contrasting colors from the sink to tub or shower and surrounding walls, all sized and shaped to fit your particular needs.