Sandia Marble
 
We Manufacture & Install Our Own
Cultured Marble Line Of Products
 
Locally Owned And Operated
 
Granite/Quartz Fabricator & Installer
 
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Are Estimates Free?
Yes our estimates are free. Our estimator will go to the jobsite to discuss requirements, materials and will take measurements. Product samples are also available.
 
Are Deposits Required?
We require a 50% deposit to schedule your job and 50% is due upon completion. Pick up orders of less than $500 require a full payment upon order.
 
What is the notification process for installation time?
The sales representative will provide you with an install date at time of deposit. The scheduler will call you the day prior to your installation and will provide you with a timeframe on when the installer/s will be at the jobsite.
 
When I can use my Cultured Marble shower/bath?
Cultured marble bath/showers can be used 24 hours after installation, which will provide adequate time for materials to cure.
 
What is Cultured Marble or Poly Stone?
Cultured 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.

The 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.

Because 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!
 
What is Tyvarian?
It is a unique and innovative bathroom surface is that is manufactured with a new technology that incorporates high definition images into cultured marble. The process provides the look of natural stone, granite, travertine, onyx, as well as other designs. We can manufacture specific pieces such as countertops, trims, and shower/bath walls.
 
What is Granite?
Granite is a coarse grained crystalline igneous rock composed primarily of about 60% quartz and feldspar. It forms from slowly cooling magma (silicate melt) that is subjected to extreme pressures deep beneath the earth's surface.
 
What is Quartz?
Quartz is an engineered material that is created through a manufacturing process that mixes approximately 95% ground natural quartz with 5% polymer resin. The result is a super-hard, low-maintenance, natural stone-look countertop available in a dazzling array of colors.
 
Shower/Bath Doors
  • Shower/Bath Door Measurements - Actual measurements for shower/bath doors will be done when the shower/bath walls are completed. Most walls are not square so it is important to get accurate measurements prior to placing the order for a shower/bath door.
  • Shower/Bath Door Installation – The installation date for a custom shower door is typically 2-3 weeks after the shower door has been ordered due to time that it takes to manufacture them. However, most sliders can be installed the same day as the cultured marble products or the day after.
  • Shower/Bath Door Usage – Shower/Bath doors can be used 24 hours after installation, which will provide adequate time for the materials to cure.
 
Care and Maintenance?
  • Cultured Marble Products (Cultured Marble, Poly Stone, and Tyvarian)
    • Routine cleaning with a soft sponge or cloth and a non-abrasive foam cleaner such as Scrubbing Bubbles is all that is required.
    • Period applications of a non-colored paste wax or product will help to maintain a high gloss luster which will make cleaning easier.
  • Granite
    • Blot up spills immediately – Acidic substances such as wine, coffee, fruit juice, tomato sauce and sodas may stain the surface. Cooking oils may also leave a stain if not wiped immediately.
    • Daily cleaning – Use a specially formulated natural stone cleaner to keep your countertops in the best condition, which will also protect the sealer. Hot water will work for quick clean-ups.
    • Cutting – Do use cutting boards to prevent the countertops from becoming scratched.
    • Hot Pans and Pots – It is recommended that you do use trivets or hot pads to place your pans and pots in order to prevent thermal shock from occurring, which may crack the granite.
    • Sealing – It is recommended that granite be sealed every couple of years. A good test to determine if sealing is needed is to drop water and the surface and if it doesn’t bead, then a sealer needs to be applied.
  • Quartz
    • Daily Cleaning – Simply wash with a soft cloth and warm water, and mild soap if desired.
    • Cutting – Do use cutting boards to prevent the countertops from becoming scratched.
    • Hot Pans and Pots – It is recommended that you do use trivets or hot pads to place your pans and pots in order to prevent thermal shock from occurring, which may crack the quartz.