Cultured marble countertops are made of a remarkably durable and customizable blend of marble dust and resin, resulting in a uniform slab of natural-looking engineered stone. Much like quartz countertops, a slab of cultured marble can be designed to fit any set of dimensions, resulting in a near-seamless countertop. The final design looks remarkably similar to genuine marble.
Cultured marble is a popular choice for bathroom design, largely due to its clean, elegant color and finish. If the higher costs and maintenance requirements for natural marble slabs are giving you pause, opting for cultured marble countertops can give you the same level of elegance and functionality without the costs and maintenance work.
Genuine marble or stone requires periodic resealing and regular care to maintain the sealant. Because of most stones’ porous nature, even the slightest damage to the sealant can cause lasting problems with the pattern underneath. Cultured marble, on the other hand, is completely non-porous and requires no significant sealant maintenance. Not only does this ensure that water can’t ruin the stone at all, but it also means your maintenance requirements for your new bathroom countertops are effectively zero. As long as you use non-abrasive cleaning products on your counters, you can be confident they’ll last you a good while.
Pro Tip: Cultured marble can be molded to fit your restroom countertops perfectly, meaning you don’t have to worry about keeping grouts or seams clean and protected.
Stain and Chip Resistant
The non-porous nature of cultured marble also does an excellent job repelling staining agents and resisting chips. Your new countertops will be very durable and able to withstand splashed water or general humidity in a bathroom.
However, as with any stone countertop, be careful when storing sharp or heavy objects on your cultured marble countertop. A scratch in the finish not only harms your bathroom’s clean appearance, but it also opens up the possibility for water to get into the countertop and cause further damage.
Your new cultured marble countertops will be perfectly measured to fit your bathroom, leaving no grouts or seams to keep clean. But that’s not all. Your contractor will even consult you on your color and pattern preferences and duplicate them as best they can. You’ll have the luxury of countertops that both resemble genuine marble and look exactly the way you prefer for your decorative scheme!
Real marble is expensive, too expensive for some homeowners. On the other hand, marble is an elegant stone and adding it to your bathroom elevates your home’s overall value. The perfect compromise is cultured marble, a cost-effective alternative to the genuine stone that looks real while still increasing your home’s value. Get the elegance and low maintenance commitments you want without spending too much money.
Marble Countertops for Your Bathroom
As with any stone countertop material, the choice ultimately depends on your preferences and needs as the homeowner. For anyone looking for an elegant bathroom without the high costs and maintenance commitments, cultured marble provides the perfect middle ground. Decorate your kitchen with fully customized, beautiful cultured marble countertops and enjoy your upgraded home.
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