Cultured Marble Countertops – Cultivated marble is a mixture of crushed limestone and fiberglass resin. It is use in countertops because it is a durable, resistant, non-porous, stain-resistant, easy-to-maintain material. Cultivated marble looks like real marble with its elegant and classy designer look. The cut of cultivated marble without damaging the surface can be a challenge, but it is possible, following a few simple steps.
Mark all measurements on the cultivated marble countertop to ensure that your cuts are straight and accurate. Use the straight edge of a ruler and pencil to make your marks. Shade in the section of the cultured marble countertops so that there is no uncertainty involved during the cut. Use a pencil to make marks that can be easily remove when finishing. Attach a piece of 2-by-4 wood to the countertop for use as a rule.
Secure the wood next to the pencil line. Insert a fine carbide blade into a circular saw and cut the cultivated marble slowly, following the rule. Start cutting the underside of the countertop to prevent splintering the surface. When you buy your cultured marble countertops, always buy 10 percent more of the waste. Cultivate marble is a very hard, highly polish and firm material that is extremely difficult to cut.Wear properly a mask to avoid inhaling the dust that is going to be create when cutting cultured marble countertops.