Cultured Marble – your factual guide

If you are wondering what cultured marble is, it is a mixture of fiberglass resin and crushed limestone. If you are the type of person who needs a more technical explanation, you should read the following (if you don’t care about reading the technical explanation, feel free to skip over it and pick up your reading at the second paragraph: Cast polymers are a mixture of an unsaturated polyester resin, highly filled with inorganic particulates and pigments. Fillers used are engineered calcium carbonates (for cultured marble), aluminum tri-hydrate (for cultured onyx) and aluminum tri-hydrate with a suspension of specialty formulated color chips (for cultured granite.)

Now that you have gotten the simple and technical explanation about what cultured marble is, you are probably wondering what it is used for. Because it is such a popular material, cultured marble is actually used in a wide variety of products. The most common type of products that cultured marble is used in are fixtures for the bathroom. Cultured marble can be used to make the following fixtures for use in the bathroom: vanity tops, bar sinks, pedestal sinks, undermount sink, bathtubs, whirlpool tubs, custom shower bases and wall panels.

As you may know, cultured marble is less expensive than traditional marble (which is why it is such a popular option for people who want something that looks great but don’t want to spend an excessive amount of money). However, the interesting thing about cultured marble is that although it is less expensive than traditional marble, it can actually be stronger than traditional marble!