1. Find A Contractor In Your Area

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A - E

ANCASTER:

BEAMSVILLE:

BINBROOK:

BRANTFORD:

  • JEFF POSTMA CONSTRUCTION
  • VENEMA BROS CONTRACTING

BURLINGTON:

CALEDONIA:

  • BOTTING HOME RENOVATIONS

CAMBRIDGE:

  • ONTARIO STAIRLIFTS

CARLISLE:

  • AMEDEE LE BLANC

CAYUGA:

DUNDAS:

DUNNVILLE:

  • JOHN L. COWEN PLUMBING
F - M

FONTHILL:

FORT ERIE:

  • JOHN FURNESS PLUMBING
  • RONA LANGDON HARDWARE

 

FREELTON:

  • V ANDERSTOEP CONSTRUCTION

 

GRIMSBY:

  • RON BRUCH RENOVATIONS
  • DAN SCHAEFFER AND SON’S
  • PHELPS CONSTRUCTION

GUELPH:

HAGERSVILLE:

HALDIMOND:

HAMILTON:

MILGROVE:

MILTON:

N - Z

NIAGARA FALLS:

NIAGARA ON THE LAKE:

OAKVILLE:

SMITHVILLE:

STONEY CREEK:

ST. ANN’S:

  • JOHN VERDONK CONSTRUCTION
  • BREUKLAND CONSTRUCTION

ST CATHARINES:

WATERDOWN:

WELLAND:

Triple R Inc.

Providing quality, respectful service thoughout the Golden Horseshoe Area.

2. Know the Products

What is Cultured Marble?

In layman’s terms, cultured marble is a mixture of fiberglass, resin and crushed limestone.

A more technical description is as follows: Cultured marble belongs to the family of cast polymers. Cast polymers are a mixture of an unsaturated polyester resin, highly filled with inorganic particulates and pigments. Fillers used are engineered calcium carbonates (for cultured marble), aluminum tri-hydrate (for cultured onyx), and aluminum tri-hydrate with a suspension of specialty formulated colour chips (for cultured granite).

How is cultured marble made?

Cultured marble is a precise blend of polyester resin, catalyst, fillers and pigments, thoroughly mixed and placed into open molds. The colours and veinings of the finished product depends on the specific formulation and the techniques of the manufacturer/pourer. As such, each manufacturer produces his own specific colours and finish.

The catalyst used will cause a chemical reaction and make the resin polymerize and harden, bonding the matrix together in a hard strong mass. After some hours of chemical curing, the products are de-molded, trimmed, ground, polished and finally inspected before going out to be installed. To find out more about the products we offer, please browse our online catalogue.

Take a look at the process in this short clip from the series “How It’s Made”

About MM Products

Since 1972, MM Products has been a leading manufacturer of Cultured Marble, Cultured Onyx and Cultured Granite in the Golden Horseshoe area. We offer an extensive product line which includes 3/8” wall panels, ¾” panels for tub decks and steps, 16 standard size shower bases, custom slab-style shower bases, recessed and surface mount bathroom accessories, bathtubs and vanity tops.

Our vanity tops are available with integral bowls or can be cast for both drop-in or undermount styled basins. Our slab-style shower base is ideal for wheelchair access and can be made as large as 84” x 120”.

MM Products is also a distributor of MAAX and Fleurco shower doors as well as medicine cabinets.

No grout, no mold, no problem with MM Products’ full line of cultured marble, onyx, granite and NEW Marble-ite.

3. Prepare your Space

 

Proper Site Preparation

*Note that MM Products has a variance of +/- 1/4

PROPER BASE INSTALLATION:
MM Products does not install bases. Base must be set directly against the studs. Base must be level and set in Tile Set cement to ensure there is no movement whatsoever. Drain must be installed and hooked up. Silicone is recommended for the installation of the drain. Plumbers putty is an oil base that will bleed into the porous underside of the marble and cause discolouration of the marble. Though the integrity of the marble is not compromised, the look is less than desirable.

PROPER TUB INSTALLATION:

Follow all manufacturer instructions. When installing a tub that will have marble panels on the walls, it is imperative that the tub be set in Tile Set cement and then filled to capacity and allowed to set. This will ensure that the tub will not drop when filled after the installation of the marble. Failure to do so may cause the marble panels to separate from the tub at the silicone seam.

PROPER WALL PREPARATION:
Each wall must be framed square and straight, then covered in either ½” waterproof drywall or plywood which is set directly on the tile flanges. Panels must be securely fastened to the studs. Drywall need not be taped or mudded.

***If you are using existing walls that have been previously tiled, all tile must be removed fully and completely including old setting compound to provide a smooth and level surface to mount marble.

If you are having grab bars installed, walls should be reinforced using 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 blocking.

Holes for shower arm, shower controls, lights, body sprays, windows etc must be neatly cut out of the prepped walls. Hole size should reflect general size of item protruding from wall.
ie. Do not cut a 6” hole around a ¾” shower arm
If you have a 2 handle tub control with a spout, 3 holes should be cut out, not one large oval hold around all three.

REMEMBER, OUR INSTALLATION CAN ONLY BE AS GOOD AS YOUR PREP!
If the walls are out of square, marble panels will not fix or hide this. If there is a bow in your wall the marble panel will also have a bow in it. Unnecessary holes, bumps and divots in the wall will affect the way the marble panels adhere.

This product is intended to give you years of easily maintained beauty and durability so take the time to prepare your job site properly so you can show your new bathroom off with pride.

INSTALLATION DATES: 
These dates are often booked 6 or more weeks in advance. Product is set-up, waxed, sprayed, cast, set, ground, buffed and polished based on this date. Installers are booked for this date. If you are not ready, it is affects everything. Please be ready on the selected date.

If you need to change your date, please let us know ASAP so we can try to juggle schedules and keep everyone happy. Minimum of 48 hours please.

Failure to have the installation site prepared as above on the arranged date will result in

  • Lost day charge – minimum $120.00
  • Travel charges
  • Your install date bumped to next available date in your area – possibly 4 – 6 weeks away

Join our friends at Marble Works Iowa as they move from demolition, through to the installation of a cultured marble shower.

Proper Slab Base Installation

Slab Installation

*Note* Drywall over tile flange and flush with existing wall.

Slab Base Installation

*Note* Thin set cement under entire perimeter of base. Protective covering over base.