WHAT IS CAST POLYMER?
Cast Polymer is the umbrella term used to encompass cultured marble, cultured onyx, cultured granite and solid surface products used in a wide range of household and commercial applications. Some of these applications include: bathroom countertops, shower receptors, bath tubs, tub/shower enclosure sets, fireplace surrounds, window sills, wall panels, whirlpool baths and molding accents.
Cast polymer products are man-made, chemically bonded, mineral filled, polymeric materials which are molded and hardened to a solid material in a variety of shapes that meet diverse design needs. The manufacturing process permits a range of uses almost immpossible to achieve with quarried stone. Cast polymer is stronger and less brittle than quarried marble and is more durable than porcelain. Cast polymer products resist mildew ans stains are easily cleaned with non-abrasive cleaning agents. The one-piece, seamless conctruction of cast polymer is easy to maintain and resistant to breakage.
Today's cast polymer products offer improved construction, top-notch raw materials and superior quality control standards. The result permits a total kitchen and bath concept with products that last longer, look better and still allow the freedom of color and design versatility at an affordable price.
WHAT ARE CAST POLYMER MARBLE, ONYX & GRANITE PRODUCTS, SPECIFICALLY?
Cast polymer marble, onyx & granite have the look of genuine marble, onyx or granite. They are usually manufactured with a high gloss coating called a "gel coat". This "gel coat" is applied during the manufacturing process and becomes an integral part of the cast polymer product. Colorants may be added to the polymer/filler matrix in a manner which provides a "veining" that mimics the appearance of natural products. The polymer casting process yields a rock hard, durable product that takes on the look and feel of a natural product.
Cast polymer marble, onyx & granite products easily meet nationally recognized standards to resist water, stains, burns, chemicals and everyday wear and tear.