Cultured Marble Vanity Tops

Cultured Marble Vanity Tops
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When it comes to remodeling the home and deciding on which fixtures to install in a new bathroom,it is very rare that couples can agree.  They must decide on which items to use, what style and in which color.

Well the same is true when it comes to the selection of a bathroom vanity. While one may go for the modern style of a single leg pedestal sink, the other may want the organization and space that is provided by a 48 inch vanity. If your decision leads you to some of the traditional vanities, than you will also have to decide which type of vanity top to install.

Among the several types of vanity tops you may encounter will be that of cultured marble and you should consider its many benefits.

This type of marble material is a durable man-made substance that is molded and then allowed to cure until its hardness is equal to that of a rock. Stone can lose some of its strength every time it is cut, in contrast, cultured marble has the ability to be custom made into any shape that the designer wants and will still retain its durability.

Even convenient items such as cupholders and soap dishes can be crafted right into the marble making it look like one piece. Due to the natural impurities in the production process no two pieces, even though they are made with the same process, will look alike. Thereby giving you a countertop its own unique look.

In a side-by-side comparison this type of marble is easily the least expensive when compared to natural stone. Its price is comparable to that of a standard counter top containing a separate sink. These one-piece countertops are easier to install and their durability is much greater than laminate counter tops.

When installing standard countertops, they are adhered to the top of the vanity and then a hole is made to accommodate the sink.  Later a backsplash is then attached to it and the adjoining wall and then sealed with caulking.

You can walk into many homes today and see how over the course of time the caulking will deteriorate and water will always find its way into these cracks.  The water will eventually deteriorate the particle board used in the manufacture of most common countertops.

Vanity tops that are constructed of cultured marble in a one-piece design, that includes a backsplash, countertop and sink all-in-one are the way to go. This installation is very easy, you simply have to place the countertop on top of the vanity and secure it.

There is no need to be concerned about water deterioration of the material, even if the water is left standing on the countertop.

Cultured marble vanity tops are more durable and they will not chip and cannot be scratched very easily. These clear advantages make these countertops very desirable and competitive in today's market of vanity tops.

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