Luxury & Elegance Redefined
Are you building a new home or remodeling your existing one? Then, you have come to the right place. Master Bath offers various products and services to assist you with your construction needs. Our products can be installed by yourself, or we can professionally install them for you.
Shower Doors/ Mirrors
We offer 3 shower doors. You get premium quality metal extrusions for all of our Capital Glass framed doors. Our mid-line is semi-frameless and comes from a series called Arizona Doors. Our creme de la creme is the beautiful European Door.
Our doors feature 3/8″ thick glass, little use of metal, and hinges mounted inside the glass and are available with many finishes. All of our doors come with metal choices of chrome, brass, black, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze. We can special order a powder-coated finish as well.
Cultured Marble is a natural limestone marble that is an excellent choice for tub and shower surrounds. It protects your walls while adding to the elegance of your bathroom. We carry over 20 colors of cultured marble, all at no additional cost to you. We carry some stock panels for standard-sized tubs and showers.
Cultured Marble Products
Care & Maintenance
Mold and mildew are the two enemies of cultured marble. If we eliminate them, we will save ourselves a lot of work.
You buy cultured marble to cover the walls or countertop in high humidity areas like your bathroom. We suggest that you make sure to “air out” these areas after you use them. This can be done with a fan or as simple as opening your bathroom doors.
If you have a shower door, open it up for a couple of hours as well. Instead of letting the water that splashed on the walls evaporate throughout the day, you can use a squeegee to remove the excess water quickly. Besides being the cheapest form to keep your enclosures clean, it will give you a little exercise as well!
Mold & Mildew
The second enemy of mold and mildew is cleanliness. Keeping your shower clean will keep your investment well protected. Cultured marble is often sought after as one of the lowest maintenance, customizable products in the market today. Since there are no grout joints to deal with, it is very easy to keep clean.
Products to Consider
We suggest using products like Pine-Sol, Scrubbing Bubbles, Bleach, or any non-abrasive household cleaner. Another method commonly used is spraying daily shower cleaners on the surrounds.
We have tested many different brands and feel that with Utah's hard water, Arm & Hammer’s “Clean Shower” works the best. It can be purchased at places like Wal-Mart for a couple of dollars for a bottle and usually lasts a week to two weeks. You simply spray it on and walk away, letting the formula do the work for you. Make sure to follow the directions from the manufactures on any cleaning products you use.
We recommend using CLR or Lime Away on heavy water spotted areas, as long as the clear layer on top of the cultured marble called the “gel-coat” is still on the surround. This layer acts as a shield and protects the limestone underneath from these harsh chemicals.
If the cultured marble is shiny, it has a gel-coat layer. You want to make sure to follow the manufactures instructions very carefully as these products are quite powerful. We suggest not letting any product dry on cultured marble's surface (except for the daily shower cleaners).
Products to Ignore
Products you never use on cultured marble: Any abrasive cleaners like Comet or Ajax or scrubbing pads like Scotch-Brite should not be used as they will damage the gel-coat protective layer. One commonly asked product is if it is ok to use “soft-scrub” or “soft-scrub with bleach.” If you use this product, over time, your marble will look hazy instead of shiny because the “scrub” part of soft scrub has a mild abrasive in it and slowly dulls your finish.
Granite is one of nature's finest creations and a durable stone. When you can capture this beauty in your home, it adds an elegant design that can bring out your personality through the colors you choose. It is low maintenance, and Master Bath’s new lower price is now more affordable than ever!
Comparing granite to Various Materials
Cultured Marble vs Granite
Granite may initially cost more, but its exceptional ability to tolerate high temperatures will hold up incredibly well in your bathroom countertops. Cultured Marble features integrated sinks, drop-in sinks, and even accept under-mount sinks. Granite counters that need sinks can use drop-in and under-mount sinks. In countertops other than the bathroom, cultured marble cannot be placed. (Some firms put cultivated marble in their kitchens, but we feel that it does not meet the requirements of a kitchen.)
Granite will cost about the same (depending on the color of choice). Most people view granite as a product that won’t ever go out of style. Some solid surface materials will “date” the home as styles and trends change.
Both in the kitchen and the bathroom, solid surface countertops can be used. You need to be extra cautious with hot items on solid surface materials, as they may cause heat-induced cracks or thermal shock. To provide a smooth look, sinks can be 'glued in.' Countertops like granite don't have to be sealed.
The material used on Solid Surface countertops is commonly 1/2″ thick with a double-stacked lamination on the outside edges to give it a 1 &1/2″ thick appearance. Granite is usually ordered as 2cm or 3cm (2 cm is almost the same as 3/4″, and 3 cm is almost 1&1/4″ thick. The 2 cm material is commonly laminated on the front edge to give 1 & 3/4″ thick material appearance.
This countertop is a thin piece of plastic that is glued on particleboard. Its pricing point is the best advantage. Plastic laminate has visible seams and joints. They can be produced by a backsplash coved. Sinks are usually drop-in, not particularly deep. It is made of a wide range of colors, textures, and replicates mostly granite, wood, and solid surface elements. Plastic Laminate does not need to be sealed like granite.
Engineered stone is made with a ratio of 90+% of natural quartz material and approximately 7% resin. The mixture is compressed under a tremendous amount of weight. This comes in sheets or slabs that mimic granite but lack the natural veins or large flowing movements that granite has.
Engineered stone has seams but does not need to be sealed. This is one of the more expensive options, and we believe that the added expense with a less than a “natural” look does not make this a great candidate.
Concrete can be templated on-site, formed in a shop, and brought back for installation, or can be fabricated in place. It is hard to predict how the stain will affect the outcome. Cracks naturally form due to the nature of the product. It has a very low material cost, but labor is very expensive.
Due to diverse manufacturing methods, it is very difficult to determine quality or durability until often it is too late. Has a chemical treatment used to seal the top? Bowls are often molded into the countertop.
Granite Sink Choices
We offer engineered stone sinks, drop-in stainless steel, copper, and farm sinks. For bathroom applications, we can get other styles and sizes, including drop-in and vessel-type sinks.
When we install your new countertop, one of the last things we do is seal the surface of your counter. This helps prevent staining and adds a layer of protection to your countertop.
Depending on use, we suggest reviewing your countertop every few months to ensure the seal is still holding up.
To determine if your countertops need to be resealed, simply take a small amount of water (like a tablespoon) and pour it directly on the countertop. If the water spreads out and doesn’t form a nice edge, it is time to reseal. If the water “beads up” or stays together, then your counters are still protected.
Higher use areas like next to the sink and oven or wherever you prepare food are in need of sealer more often than an area that doesn’t get used.
Some cleaners are more aggressive than others and may remove the sealer faster than just warm water with mild dish soap on a rag.
Yes, we can return to your home and reseal your countertops as often as you need us to. We ask that when we arrive, the counters needing to be sealed are clean, dry, and have been cleared off. We will spend about 20 minutes on an average kitchen and 5 minutes on a bathroom.
We charge $40.00 to reseal an average home's countertops.
We can seal any granite, marble, limestone, or quartzite material. Materials such as cultured marble, plastic laminate, engineered stone, or solid surface do not get resealed.
When we finish sealing, your countertops are again ready for use immediately.
We believe the quality of the sealers that are available to homeowners does not protect the countertop as long or as well as the sealers that we use. We spend a premium on the sealers (sometimes more than $80.00 per quart!) as we want to protect your investment, as well as our good reputation.
For liability reasons, we cannot repackage the sealer.
If you would like to purchase a can of sealer, we would sell it for $119.00. This will last many years, but you would be missing out on having a professional not only seal your counters, but examine your countertops, do any touch-up caulking, or answer any questions you may have.