What is cultured marble? Is it the same thing as natural marble stone? No, not exactly, however it does have some great features. Cultured stone is a blend of the natural stone particles and resins combined with pigments to produce a wide range of colors/patterns. Cultured stone includes cultured marble, granite, or onyx. Unlike quarried stone, it is cast in molds to create specific pieces such as bathtubs, sinks, countertops, backsplashes, moldings, shower walls & pans. It is most often used in bathrooms.
Cultured stone products are beautiful and can be crafted with veining and other patterns to create character, depth, and interest that mimic its natural counterpart.
Another great feature to cultured stone products is their low maintenance. They don't require any sealing like the natural stone does, and they are easy to clean with any non-abrasive products.
Cultured marble and other stones are very durable. They are non-porous, and resistant to stains, mildew, and chips.
Cultured stone is significantly less expensive than their natural stone counterparts, and available in a wide range of color options, shapes, and edge treatments.