Q. What are the benefits of using Cultured Stone?
A. The Cultured Stone surface is sealed with a high quality gel coat making it sanitary. It is stain resistant and a low maintenance product. Tub and shower walls have no grout lines which helps prevents leakage and mold and mildew problems. Installation of Cultured Stone is not too difficult for the individual who is experienced in home repair projects.
Q. Can chips and scratches be repaired?
A. Minor surface scratches may be buffed out using a polishing compound and a buffer. A minor cigarette burn can be wet sanded with 600-grit wet/dry sandpaper and polished with the polishing compound and buffer. Be sure to wax the top after you are done with a liquid car wax or a product such as gel-gloss.
Q. How do I clean my Cultured Stone product?
A. Regular cleaning with generally any available “non-abrasive” liquid or aerosol cleaner is all that is needed to maintain the beauty of your Cultured Stone product. Most shower sprays work fine for your shower
or tub walls.
Q. Can plumbers putty be used on Cultured Stone?
A. We recommend using 100% silicone mold & mildew resistant both in sealing around your top as well as the drain. Be careful NOT to over tighten the drain as this will restrict natural expansion and contraction which could help lead to product failure. We also recommend that the hot water be below 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q. Will my curling iron damage the surface of my top?
A. Yes. While your Cultured Stone top is durable, sources of heat such as curling irons, flat irons and candles can damage its surface. We highly recommend using a trivet or similar item to place them on when using.
Q. Do your vanity tops have overflows?
A. Our tops DO NOT come with overflows for the following reasons. Product failure may occur because of the reduced material thickness where the overflow would be placed. Overflows collect mold and bacteria because they cannot easily be cleaned or flushed properly.
Q. Do I need to know which edges of my top or panels will be exposed?
A. Although it is not necessary it is helpful for us to know which edges are exposed to insure a nice finished edge.