is Cultured Marble or Poly Stone?
stone is a blend of stone particles and resins that are combined
with pigments to produce a wide range of colors and realistic,
natural looking patterns – Cultured Marble and Poly Stone (Granite
appearance). Unlike quarried stone, cultured stone is cast in
molds to create specific pieces such as bathtubs, sinks, countertops,
backsplashes, moldings and trim, seats, soap and shampoo holders,
shower walls and shower pans.
molds are lined with a special gel coat that bonds to the mixture,
creating a very hard, transparent surface. After the pieces have
cured, they are removed from the molds and polished to shine or given
a matte finish, depending on customer preference.
cultured products are cast, there are numerous options in terms of
size, shape and edge treatments. And, the final product is nonporous,
meaning no need to seal year after year and no grout lines to
clean or maintain. Just imagine swapping out a tiled shower for a
grout-free option and the low-maintenance advantage of cultured
marble becomes very clear!