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- PLUMBING FIXTURES AND ACCESSORIES
- PRODUCT COMPARISON CHART
CULTURED STONE
Also referred to as Cast Polymers, Cultured Stone surfaces are manufactured by mixing polymer resin, catalyst, filler/matrix and pigments. Colorants are added to cultured marble and onyx to recreate the veining appearance of natural stone. Filler is added to cultured granite compound to mirror the visual texture of natural granite. Cultured Stone surfacing is available in a variety of colors and patterns.

    BENEFITS OF CULTURED STONE
  • Elegant and affordable (as compared to solid surface, tile and natural stone)
  • Custom edge treatments are available for Cultured Granite surfaces
  • Smooth, non-porous surface is easy to clean and will not harbor mildew and bacteria
  • Minor surface damage can be repaired
  • Sheets are made-to-specifications
  • Does not require sealing
    RECOMMENDED USES
  • Standard and custom shower surrounds and pans
  • Tub surrounds and decks
  • Built-in soap and shampoo shelves
  • Bathroom vanity tops
  • Molded sinks
  • Wainscoting
  • Window sills
  • Fireplace facings and hearths
  • Tabletops and other home and office décor projects
CULTURED STONE SURFACES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN KITCHENS

    MAINTENANCE
  • Routine cleaning with mild, non-abrasive liquid and foam detergents and a soft sponge, cloth or shower squeegee
  • For additional shine, apply a cleaner-polish periodically (we recommend Gel Gloss® or Johnson Multi-Shine®)
  • For added protection, apply a coat of "clear" car wax annually

    AVAILABILITY
  • Cultured Stone surfaces are available in a variety of stock colors and patterns as well as in single-colors (without any marbling)
  • Custom colors and patterns are available
  • 7 - 10 day turn-around from approval of order


    CULTURED STONE AVAILABLE FROM MAR-VEL MARBLE
  • Cultured Marble
  • Cultured Onyx
  • Cultured Granite
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SOLID SURFACES
Solid Surfaces are solid, synthetic sheets manufactured from mineral compound, polyester or acrylic resins and pigment. The material has a solid color/pattern throughout.


    BENEFITS OF SOLID SURFACING
  • Custom edge treatments are available
  • Integral molded sinks are available
  • Coved backsplash available
  • Smooth, non-porous surface is easy to clean and will not harbor mildew and bacteria
  • Minor surface damage can be repaired
  • Sheets are made-to-specifications
  • Does not require sealing
  • Approved for use in kitchens

    RECOMMENDED USES
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Shower surrounds and pans
  • Tub surrounds and decks
  • Bathroom vanity tops
  • Molded sinks
  • Wainscoting
  • Window sills
  • Tabletops and other home and office décor projects

    MAINTENANCE
  • Routine cleaning with mild, non-abrasive liquid and foam detergents and a soft sponge, cloth or shower squeegee

    AVAILABILITY
  • Solid Surfaces are available in a variety of stock colors and patterns
  • 2 - 3 week turn-around from approval of order

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QUARTZ COMPOSITES
Quartz Composites are manufactured with a polymer resin and approximately 93% natural quartz. Quartz rates a 7 on Moh's scale of hardness; only topaz, sapphire and diamond have higher ratings.

    BENEFITS OF QUARTZ COMPOSITES
  • Custom edge treatments are available
  • Smooth, non-porous surface is easy to clean and will not harbor mildew and bacteria
  • Impervious to most household chemicals
  • Resistant to stains, scratching and burning
  • Tolerates temperatures of up to 400°F
  • Sheets are made-to-specifications
  • Does not require sealing
  • Approved for use in kitchens

USE OF HOT PADS/TRIVETS WITH HOT POTS AND APPLIANCES IS RECOMMENDED TO PREVENT THERMAL SHOCK WHICH CAN CRACK THE SURFACE
    RECOMMENDED USES
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Bathroom vanity tops
  • Fireplace facings and hearths
  • Tabletops and other home and office décor projects


MAINTENANCE
  • Routine cleaning with mild, non-abrasive liquid and foam detergents and a soft sponge or cloth

    AVAILABILITY
  • Quartz composites are available in a variety of stock colors
  • 2 - 3 week turn-around from approval of order

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NATURAL GRANITE
A generic term, Natural Granite encompasses a group of similar stones formed by mineral fusion resulting from subterranean heat and pressure.

    BENEFITS OF NATURAL GRANITE
  • Resplendent beauty only nature can manufacture
  • Custom edge treatments are available
  • Each slab is unique and personally selected by the customer
  • Properly sealed, the surface is smooth, non-porous, easy to clean and will not harbor mildew and bacteria
  • Impervious to most chemicals
  • Resistant to stains, scratching and burning
  • Tolerates reasonable heat from household cooking utensils (i.e. hot pots and pans) and appliances
  • Minor surface damage can be repaired
  • Approved for use in kitchens

    RECOMMENDED USES
  • Kitchen countertops
  • Bathroom vanity tops
  • Tabletops and other home and office décor projects

    MAINTENANCE
  • Routine cleaning with mild, non-abrasive liquid and foam detergents and a soft sponge or cloth
  • Must be sealed twice a year to protect against stain absorption and mildew/bacteria growth

    AVAILABILITY
  • Natural Granite slabs are available in a variety colors and crystalline composition
  • 2 - 3 week turn-around from approval of order
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NATURAL GRANITE AVAILABLE FROM MAR-VEL MARBLE
Mar-Vel Marble works with a variety of quality fabricators for templating, fabrication and installation of natural granite surfaces. Most of the natural granite surfaces we provide are quarried in Brazil and Italy.

PLUMBING FIXTURES AND ACCESSORIES
Mar-Vel Marble is a supplier of a variety of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and accessories including standard, soaking and jetted bathtubs; standard and custom shower pans; tub and shower doors and enclosures; kitchen and bathroom sinks; toilets; faucets; built-in towel bars and other accessories.

TUB/SHOWER DOORS AND ENCLOSURES
  • Agalite®




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