Edmonton Bath Products Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes! The Edmonton Bath Products showroom is open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Friday. Please call for appointments on Saturday mornings. We will be happy to answer your questions, offer ideas, assist with product selection and provide a quote for your job.
We are an exclusive dealer of Grohe faucets & tub/shower fixtures. We use Shodor Industries for our glass enclosures.
We will remove & dispose of existing tub, shower & surround. We will remove countertops. We will drywall affected area if required. We will do new rough in plumbing and finish plumbing in the required area. We will install our products and glass enclosures or curtain rods. We normally do not get involved in the cabinets or flooring.
Depending on the scope of the job, usually 3-4 wks. If custom glass is involved, that can add 2-3 wks more for completion.
Usually 1-2 days at most for most standard sized tubs/showers.
Yes, we will go as far as 1-1/2 hours out of town with travel costs, of course.
Yes, we will work out pricing based on your measurements or we will come to your home and provide pricing from our measurements.
Most rust or mineral deposits can be removed with off-the-shelf cleaners from your local hardware store. Apply as stated on the label until buildup is removed.
Simply rinse the area with soap and water and wipe the clean.
Cultured marble/granite is thoroughly tested to resist stains from ink, hair dye, shoe polish, iodine, crayons, bleach, drain cleaners, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, and many other products commonly found in bathrooms.
Crazing is tiny hairline cracks around the drain that become progressively worse over time. Crazing is a problem that happened with cultured marble several years ago. Today, with the advancement of technologies in equipment and raw materials, crazing has virtually been eliminated. Also, the testing done by product testing labs ensures that the product has maximum resistance to crazing. With the technology changes and product testing, crazing should not be a problem for tens of years.
First, cultured marble/granite showers are constructed solid and strong with very little give and flexibility. Therefore, over time they do not have a tendency to crack or leak as an acrylic insert does. Secondly, cultured marble/granite wall panels come separate from the base and thus are easier to maneuver than a bulky one piece shower insert. Cultured marble/granite can be custom made to fit nearly anywhere.
Cultured marble/granite panels and shower pans are solid pieces with no grout lines to clean or keep sealed. The seams are sealed with a mildew resistant 100% silicone caulk that requires little in the way of maintenance. Also, building structures will shift with the change of temperatures, this may cause grout lines to crack and crumble. This problem is avoided with the use of cultured marble/granite.
Vanity tops can be installed by the homeowner. They are heavy and usually require two people. We have instructions available on how to do it. Whirlpool tubs and shower systems require more skill but yet some homeowners elect to do it. It is a cut-and-fit process that requires special tools and, although possible, it is recommended that skilled installers install our products.
Cultured marble/granite is very rugged with a hard waterproof, stain proof surface. If it should scratch or chip, repairs can be made by a company technician. Sometimes all that is needed is sanding and polishing. Other times the chip must be filled with the same material it was originally made with. Both of these procedures require a person with the knowledge and tools needed.
Yes. Fine scratches can be removed with automotive paint buffing compound and a hand held polisher. A company technician should take care of deeper scratches.
All bathroom fixtures, of any type material, will scratch if it is purposely abused. Normal care and cleaning of cultured marble/granite products will ensure years of enjoyment and use. Avoid placing sharp abrasive objects on the surface; they will scratch.
The beauty of cultured marble/granite is the ease of cleaning and maintaining the new shiny look. To clean, just wipe with a soft cloth or sponge using a mild soap and water or a non-abrasive foam cleaner. To maintain your marble/granite luster, periodically apply a protective coat of wax. We recommend GelGloss. It is like a furniture polish that should be applied every few months, depending on use. Boat or car wax is also a good means of protection.