Tile versus cultured marble / cultured granite

 

Types of Tiles

Many types of tiles are suitable for use in a shower. Just about any tile that can be used for a floor can also be used as a shower wall.

Natural Stone, porcelain, glass and ceramic tiles can be used either alone or in combination with one another in a shower.

Cultured Marble and Cultured Granite

Cultured is made of a densified resin into which crushed limestone, calcium, marble and other various minerals has been mixed, the result is a clean and uniform surface. Cultured marble and cultured granite can have some shade variation and veining which makes them more decorative than acrylic or fiberglass.

Care and maintenance

The biggest difference between tile and cultured marble is the use of grout vs. non-porous sealing compounds. Cultured marble and granite are installed without grout and use glazing grade silicone in the joints. Silicone greatly reduces the amount of maintenance and cleaning when comparing to grout. No matter what type of tile you choose in a shower surround, you will have grout lines. The grout is important to seal the water out from between and behind the tiles and should be cleaned and cared for appropriately to prevent cracking and mold issues.  Cultured marble and cultured granite shower surrounds and pans are made up of single, solid surface panels. There is no grout and no sealing or special maintance required, cultured marble & cultured granite can be cleaned with any nonabrasive cleaner.

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Cultured Marble and Cultured Granite

We get the question all the time: What’s the difference between cultured marble and cultured granite? Cultured marble, otherwise known as cast polymer is in its basic description a mixture of marble dust, pigment for color, and densified resin that is cast onto a variety of molds.

Cultured granite uses virtually all the same methods used in production of cultured marble except we replace the marble dust and pigment with a crushed granite/aggregate blend that creates its own unique granite look.

Since cultured marble and cultured granite are made out of the same resin and are installed using the same methods, one is not more durable than the other. Both are created beautifully and are easy to clean, non porous products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shower Enclosures

 

Here’s a variety of the different shower doors and shower enclosures we installed this week.

 

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Kera Bath and Shower has moved Locations!

After being in the same location for 22 years, where our family business was founded and started, we finally moved.  With our new expanded location we are able to do a lot more production and better serve our customers. We have a beautiful show room to show case all our products such as; cultured marble and cultured granite vanity tops, a tub and shower display and shower doors.

 Kera Bath and Shower

2813 East Alexander Rd

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

 

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John & Heather Master Bathroom Remodel

Here’s a bathroom remodel we just finished up in the Summerlin area. We did a complete tear out of the customer’s existing vanity tops, shower enclosure, shower surround and tub area. The homeowners went with all new Moen plumbing fixtures in a chrome finish. We replaced the vanity top, tub area and shower surround with McKinely Gray cultured granite. John and Heather went with a sleek Heavy plate frameless shower enclosure in 3/8″ clear glass. The remodel was finished in a little over two weeks and the cost came out to be around 10k. Everything turned out beautifully and it was definitely a pleasure working with these homeowners!

Thanks again John and Heather!

 

 

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Home Improvement Expo April 27th-April 29th

Come check out our display that we will have at the Cashman Center this Friday, April 27th through Sunday, April 29th. We will be offering specials on your next bathroom remodel and on shower doors. Call our office for a free VIP ticket (702) 643-7046

Cashman Center

850 Las Vegas Boulevard North

Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

 

 

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Here are some shower doors we completed last week. Both doors came out beautifully and it was definitely a pleasure working with these two homeowners.

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Master Bathroom remodel for Rick & Connie S.

We just finished another good sized job in the Los Padres Community. We removed the existing shower/tub area and vanity tops. The shower, tub and vanity top were replaced with the stylish Walnut Brown on Honey comb granite. All the plumbing fixtures in the bathroom were replaced with Moen Kingsley series in oil rubbed bronze. The customers went with an elegant heavy plate frameless shower door in 3/8 clear glass. This job was complete within two weeks and the cost came out to be around 12k.

Thanks again Rick and Connie!

 

 

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Bathroom Remodel For Bob and Sandy E.

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 Here is a job we just completed in the Northwest part of town. We removed the existing shower/tub area and vanity top. In order to raise the height of the vanity top without buying a whole new vanity we simply framed … Continue reading

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