Instructions & Care
All products are manufactured in accordance with standards of the industry and are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. The Marble Shop will, at its option, repair, replace or refund the purchase price of the product if it fails due to a manufacturing defect occurring within five years. Inspect your vanity prior to installation; if you find cosmetic defects, do not install because installation is not covered under warranty. Any damage resulting from transportation, installation, careless use, or excessive hot water temperatures is not covered under warranty.
Care and Maintenance Tips
Cultured marble, granite and onyx require minimal care to maintain their original beauty. These products are non-porous so they can be cleaned with a damp cloth or sponge using general purpose cleaners.
- Use liquid detergent for regular cleaning to remove mineral deposits and soap scum. Products made for cultured marble, such as Gel Gloss can be purchased at your local building supply store. Restore dull surfaces by using cleaning compound (such as for cars), followed by a light application of liquid wax or paste. Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool, scouring pads, scrapers, or sandpaper on any part of the surface.
- To remove built up hair spray, paint, tar and difficult stains from the surface, use acetone or fingernail polish remover. Be sure to thoroughly remove the acetone from the surface after using.
- Try using a mixture of 50% Blue Dawn dish soap and 50% vinegar. Let the mixture stand for a couple of hours; rinse & wipe clean. Reapply if needed.
- If the finish is a matte finish, then abrasive cleaners and pads may be used.
- Nail polish should be removed with a non-acetone based nail polish remover, and then flushed with water.
- Avoid exposure to strong chemicals, if strong cleaners containing methylene chloride, acetone (nail polish remover) or acid drain cleaners come in contact with your vanity top or bowl, quickly flush surface with plenty of soapy water.
- Avoid high water temperatures in excess of 140 degrees. Normal household temperatures should be in the 125 to 140 degree range.
Installation of Marble Vanity Tops
Sizing – Trial fit vanity top to cabinet walls. If necessary, trim vanity top using a circular saw with a masonry blade. Start cutting at the back splash and move toward the front of the vanity top. Place the trimmed edge to the wall. It may be necessary to level vanity top with shims beneath cast-in edge on underside of vanity.
Faucets can be specified one hole, 4″, 8″, or custom drilling. It will be necessary to drill for faucet holes using a 1 1/4″ diameter hole saw bit if you did not specify hole drilling. Drill faucet holes with a 1 1/4″ hole saw bit.
Fit and trim the vanity top on the cabinet. Then, before mounting the vanity top on the cabinet, install faucets and drain assembly following manufacturer’s instructions. Do not over tighten the drain assembly because cracking can result. Apply a generous amount of silicone at the corners of the cabinet. Carefully place vanity top onto cabinet ensuring that any necessary shims are in place. If side splashes are to be installed, do it now. Trial fit the side splash and then apply a thin bead of silicone to bottom edge and the backside of splash and set splash into place.
Clean entire vanity top with a mild household cleaner. Apply a thin bead of silicone caulking along the top edges of the backsplash and side splashes to fill any gaps. Remove excess caulking with denatured alcohol.
Helping our Veterans
The Marble Shop is dedicated to helping our veterans. Disabled veterans may qualify for substantial rebates on Marble Shop barrier-free showers. Call today for eligibility requirements and see if you qualify for a new Marble Shop shower.