01.How Do I Care For My Cultured Marble or Granite?
The beauty of cultured marble/granite is the ease of cleaning and
maintaining the new shiny look. To clean, just wipe with a soft cloth
or sponge using a mild soap and water or a non-abrasive foam cleaner.
To maintain your marble/granite luster, periodically apply a protective
coat of wax. We recommend GelGloss. It is like a furniture polish that
should be applied every few months, depending on use. Boat or car wax
is also a good means of protection.
02.Will My Cultured Marble or Granite Scratch?
All bathroom fixtures, of any type material, will scratch if it is
purposely abused. Normal care and cleaning of cultured marble/granite
products will ensure years of enjoyment and use. Avoid placing sharp
abrasive objects on the surface; they will scratch.
03.Can Minor Scratches Be Removed?
Yes. Fine scratches can be removed with automotive paint buffing
compound and a hand held polisher. A company technician should take
care of deeper scratches.
04.What If My Cultured Marble or Granite Gets Chipped Or Has
Cultured marble/granite is very rugged with a hard waterproof, stain
proof surface. If it should scratch or chip, repairs can be made by a
company technician. Sometimes all that is needed is sanding and
polishing. Other times the chip must be filled with the same material
it was originally made with. Both of these procedures require a person
with the knowledge and tools needed.
05.Can I Install My Own Marble or Granite?
Vanity tops can be installed by the homeowner. They are heavy and
usually require two people. We have instructions available on how to do
it. Whirlpool tubs and shower systems require more skill but yet some
homeowners elect to do it. It is a cut-and-fit process that requires
special tools and, although possible, it is recommended that skilled
installers install our products.
06.Why Use Cultured Marble or Granite Instead of Tile For
Cultured marble/granite panels and shower pans are solid pieces with no
grout lines to clean or keep sealed. The seams are sealed with a mildew
resistant 100% silicone caulk that requires little in the way of
maintenance. Also, building structures will shift with the change of
temperatures, this may cause grout lines to crack and crumble. This
problem is avoided with the use of cultured marble/granite.
07.Why Use Cultured Marble or Granite Instead of Acrylic
First, cultured marble/granite showers are constructed solid and strong
with very little give and flexibility. Therefore, over time they do not
have a tendency to crack or leak as an acrylic insert does. Secondly,
cultured marble/granite wall panels come separate from the base and
thus are easier to maneuver than a bulky one piece shower insert.
Cultured marble/granite can be custom made to fit nearly anywhere.
08.What Is Crazing?
Crazing is tiny hairline cracks around the drain that become
progressively worse over time. Crazing is a problem that happened with
cultured marble several years ago. Today, with the advancement of
technologies in equipment and raw materials, crazing has virtually been
eliminated. Also, the testing done by product testing labs ensures that
the product has maximum resistance to crazing. With the technology
changes and product testing, crazing should not be a problem for tens
09.Will My Cultured Marble or Granite Stain Easily?
Cultured marble/granite is thoroughly tested to resist stains from ink,
hair dye, shoe polish, iodine, crayons, bleach, drain cleaners,
ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and many other products commonly found in
10.When A Potential Staining Substance Is Spilled, What Do I
Simply rinse the area with soap and water and wipe the clean.
11.How Can A Rust Spot Near My Sink Drain Be Removed?
Most rust or mineral deposits can be removed with off-the-shelf
cleaners from your local hardware store. Apply as stated on the label
until buildup is removed.
12.Do you supply free estimates?
Yes, we will work out pricing based on your measurements or we will
come to your home and provide pricing from our measurements.
13.Do you do work out of Edmonton?
Yes, we will go as far as 1-1/2 hours out of town with travel costs, of
14.Can my contractor/renovator install your products?
Yes they can.
15.How long does it take to install?
Usually 1-2 days at most for most standard sized tubs/showers.
16.What is your lead time from deposit to completion?
Depending on the scope of the job, usually 3-4 wks. If custom glass is
involved, that can add 2-3 wks more for completion.
17.What exactly will you do for my bathroom renovation?
We will remove & dispose of existing tub, shower & surround. We
will remove countertops. We will drywall affected area if required. We
will do new rough in plumbing and finish plumbing in the required area.
We will install our products and glass enclosures or curtain rods. We
normally do not get involved in the cabinets or flooring.
18.What brands of accessories do you use?
We are an exclusive dealer of Grohe faucets & tub/shower fixtures.
We use Shodor Industries for our glass enclosures.
19.Is Your Showroom Open To The Public?
Yes! The Edmonton Bath Products showroom is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday
– Friday. Please call for appointments on Saturday mornings. We will be
happy to answer your questions, offer ideas, assist with product
selection and provide a quote for your job.