Marble and granite countertops are among the most sought-after options when designing a kitchen, but there’s another option that both looks good and boasts good durability: cultured marble. What is cultured marble, and what makes it a good choice? Here’s a brief rundown on this countertop material.What Is Cultured Marble?
Cultured marble is made of ground up rocks mixed with resins and pigmentation to form a durable material that looks similar to natural marble. Unlike marble and granite which are cut into slabs, cultured marble is formed by casting the rocks into molds. Cultured marble can have a polished or matte finish depending on the customer’s preferences.
A Durable Alternative
Cultured marble may not be a natural material, but it is an incredibly durable option, especially for kitchen use. Like granite countertops, cultured marble countertops are waterproof and fairly resistant to scratching, stains and burns. A cultured marble countertop has an expected lifespan of at least 20 years, but it can easily last more than that with proper care and maintenance.
Cultured marble is also known as a low-maintenance material. There’s no need to repaint any surfaces, and you don’t have to worry about bubbling or warping due to heat or humidity. Cleaning the surface is also straightforward: warm water mixed with soap can be used to wipe surfaces clean so there’s no need to buy potentially harmful cleaning agents.
Cultured marble is the closest thing you can get to a marble or granite countertops without having to break the bank. In most cases, installing cultured marble is a lot cheaper than getting marble slabs for your kitchen. In fact, you can use the savings on other kitchen features, giving you more options during remodeling.
Get stunning countertops that can last for many years. Granite Works provides countertop solutions in Maryland and Washington, DC. You can call us at (301) 640-5010 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.