Frequently Asked Questions
What is cultured marble?
Cultured marble is a man-made product produced with the combination of polyester resin and ground limestone. These two materials are mixed with color pigments to provide the "marble look. The product is produced behind a gel-coat surface.
What are the advantages of cultured marble?
Cultured Marble provides a gloss non-porous surface which provides a waterproof and mildew resistant finish. The gel-coated surface is durable and low maintenance. Culture Marble is produced and installed with the least amount of joints as possible increasing the ease of cleaning and when installed, creating a virtually leak-proof product.
How to care for cultured marble?
Cultured marble is a product that is very easily cleaned. You do not want to use scrub brushes, steel wool, or scouring pads on it. We recommend a wet rag witha non-abrasive cleaner. For example, Scrubbing Bubbles, Tilex, vinegar and water; any of these products can be used or something comparable. If you are uncertain on a cleaner, contact your manufacturer.
How can I repair the shine to cultured marble?
Applying a buffing compound or automotive wax can bring the luster back to cultured marble. For deep scratches, you can call your manufacturer and have them sand and buff the material.
Over the past 10 years, raw materials and manufacturing techniques have improved dramatically which will allow you to enjoy your cultured marble products in their original luster for many years to come.