Cast polymer or cultured marble forms with the help of a moulding process from an a mixture of polyester resin and marble dust or limestone. In other words, it is a man-made product, which closely resembles marble.
Cultured marble finds usage as materials for your bathtub or bathroom sink, kitchen counter tops, shower pans, vanity tops and more. In fact, it is an inexpensive alternative which has more tensile strength.
The process of culturing the marble is found in almost every part of the world. It is present in different regions of the US and India alike, as well as in the Far East and the fashionable west. Among locations in the US where cultured marble is prominent, Kansas City has a large amount of cultured marble manufacturers. Brands manufacturers like The Onyx Collection, Home Concepts and Leathers Cast Polymers are famous worldwide.
Its advantages are varied. Apart from being stronger, since it undergoes a molding experience, cultured marble is amenable to flexible designs, which marble (being a stone), cannot offer. Thus, you have the option for your bathtub to come in different shapes, or for your bathroom sink to look like a piece of art, such as an artifact.
It is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. The cost of cultured marble depends on the quality and of course, your budget. If you are a pro at doing work around the house, installing cultured marble can be done without any professional help.
Unlike marble, the longevity of cultured marble is uncertain, and is dependant on the type of formulation processing that it has gone through. Technological changes have consistently improved and helped to increase its quality. If you can maintain it properly, cultured marble will stay intact for a significant amount of time.