Cultured Marble Shower Walls
For people who love having a luxury bathroom, they will think of all the materials they‘re going to put in it. Shower walls are one of the most important parts in the bathroom which you should think of if you want to reveal your dream to have a luxury bathroom. You can underestimate the material which will you use for your shower wall if you want to have a good look for your bathroom. There are many material options for shower walls. One of the options is cultured marble.
What is Cultured Marble?
Cultured marble is a mixture of fiberglass, resin and crushed limestone. The complete technical description is as follows: cultured marble belongs to the family of cast polymers. Cast polymers are a mixture of an unsaturated polyester resin, highly filled with inorganic particulates and pigments. To get cultured marble, fillers used are engineered calcium carbonates.
How is cultured marble made?
Cultured marble is a precise blend of polyester resin, catalyst, fillers and pigments, thoroughly mixed and placed into open molds which are coated with a clear gelcoat. The gelcoat is especially formatted to produce a tough, durable, non-porous and shiny surface, very stain resistant and easy to maintain.
The shape of the products depends on the molds used. The colours and veinings of the finished product depends on the specific formulation and the techniques of the manufacturer. That’s why each manufacturer produces its own specific colours and finish.
The catalyst used will cause a chemical reaction and make the resin polymerize and harden, bonding the matrix together in a hard strong mass. After some hours of chemical curing, the products are de-molded, trimmed, ground, polished and finally inspected before going out to be installed.
What is the benefit using cultured marble for shower walls?
Cultured marble can be more durable than porcelain. Moreover it is easy to clean and leak-free. The using of gelcoat as one of basic material for cultured marble as mentioned above also makes the cultured marble waterproof, durable, resistant to chipping and provides a shiny, finished surface.
Based on the benefit, that’s why many people choose cultured marble as their choice for their shower walls.