It may be a difficult decision what countertop to choose for your bathroom. The choices are so many – quartz, granite, tiles, wood, etc.
Granite white countertops? Well, cultured marble countertops are one of the options and have their advantages compared to any other option. What is cultured marble?
Cultured marble is a blend of stone particles and resins, combined with pigments, which is placed into molds coated with a special gel which bonds to the mixture, creating a very tough, transparent surface.
Cultured marble countertops colors and designs
Cultured marble countertops are manufactured in a wide variety of colors and since the manufacturing process involves pigmentation, the options for colors are virtually endless.
Cultured marble does look amazingly beautiful and gives the bathroom interior style and elegance.
It can have a beautiful veining pattern incorporated into the product during the casting process and the bathroom design will have a unique character, texture and depth.
Cultured marble countertops can be customized depending on customer’s choice. The edges can be sleek and rounded or a tough rigid edge which gives a more rustic appearance.
Cultured marble countertops pros and cons
Durability is one of the main advantages of cultured marble countertops. The material is non-porous, resistant to denting, chipping and staining and does not lose color with time.
The low maintenance is another great advantage. It is easily cleaned with non-abrasive products.
Cost efficiency – cultured marble is less expensive than quarried marble slabs, which makes it affordable and yet it will add to the value of the home.
You need to know that cultured marble can scratch quite easily, so it’s important to use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth for cleaning.
This is the main reason why it is not recommended as kitchen countertop material and is more suitable for bathroom vanity countertops.