How-To Videos

How to Install a Cultured Marble Shower Stall

By: Danny Lipford

Cultured marble showers are less expensive than ceramic tile and much easier to install. Cultured marble is made from a mixture of marble dust mixed and polyester resin.

The sheets can be cut to size on the jobsite, and are installed on the walls with adhesive over a waterproof pan. Silicone caulk is then used to seal any joints.

Cultured marble comes in a wide range of colors. Accessories include soap dishes and built-in bench or corner seats.

Watch this video to find out more.


Please Leave a Comment

15 Comments on “How to Install a Cultured Marble Shower Stall”

You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    April 8th, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Hi, Victoria,
    All roll-in showers must meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
    Since this is a potentially changing document (and we don’t update our website’s comment sections) we recommend checking ADA’s most recent guidelines before selecting a shower or modifying one.
    Good luck!

  • Victoria Hanks Says:
    April 8th, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Can a “roll in” wheelchair function with a “cultured marble” shower

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    February 3rd, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Hi, Dennis, features home improvement advice from the nationally syndicated TV show “Today’s Homeowner” and its experts.
    We don’t sell construction products on this website, but we encourage checking your local home center for these materials.
    Good luck!

  • Dennis Says:
    February 2nd, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Where can I find cultured marble sheeting mostly trying to remodel shower don’t want to replace whole bathroom

  • James gunkel Says:
    December 4th, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    your video is an over view- not an install guide. I would like a more detailed install video covering all aspects of the install. .

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    December 8th, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Hi, Dedee,
    Danny says, “I would suggest Fusion Grout from Custom Building Products. You can learn more about them at Good luck with your project!”

  • Dedee Echols Says:
    August 21st, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Can you suggest a grout to use or a method of grouting that professionals use to keep the black stuff from forming in the shower stall where the floor and wall meet? We have used a plain silicone grout and it does not dry or hold. It feels like buddy even after a few weeks. Thank you.

  • Melton Keith Says:
    May 8th, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Can cultured marble walls just be glued to the sheet-rock, or do you have to seal the sheet rock before you put up walls? Also does under the pan also need to be sealed also?

    Melton Keith

  • Christine Nelson Says:
    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I had to regrout my cultured marble shower. First I scraped black mold/mildew from the base edges and where the shower door contacts the marble. I let the cracks dry out using a fan in the shower stall for a few hours turning it off for overnight. I’ve done this about a year ago and am still finding mold and mildew. It seems to gather mostly at the corners. Can you suggest a grout to use or a method of grouting that professionals use to keep the black stuff from forming in the shower stall ? It appears that new installations never have this problem for many years. HELP?

  • Lynette Says:
    November 1st, 2016 at 12:32 am

    In a cultured marble shower, is a shower pan required. Please explain what the shower pan would look like, color, how it is installed. Thanks.

  • Tom Downey Says:
    July 2nd, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Wanting to install hand rails in shower stall, is this material easily drilled?

  • Sam Says:
    May 4th, 2016 at 3:07 am

    My shower is culture marble. Long story short, we thought the contractor would install a mold as the base for our shower, instead they just put a slab a culture marble on it as the base. It doesn’t properly drain and leaves a puddle at the edge of the shower. How do i get it replaced? Suggestions?

  • April Puckett Says:
    April 25th, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Where can I find the drain for a shower made of cultured marble?

  • Edgar derouin Says:
    October 16th, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I just want to know if I need a special blade on my skill saw to cut the cultured marble sheets?

  • Jerry Green Says:
    December 28th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Where can you find cultural marble products for bathroom remodeling?

We want to hear from you! In addition to posting comments on articles and videos, you can also send your comments and questions to us on our contact page or at (800) 946-4420. While we can't answer them all, we may use your question on our Today's Homeowner radio or TV show, or online at

 characters available

How to Install a Cultured Marble Shower Stall