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What are all these dark spots on my shower tile floor? It's a marble tile purchased from Lowes. I've used every cleaning product (even heavy duty stone and marble cleaners) and nothing has worked. No, it was not sealed initially. I tried cleaning it and then sealing it and it did nothing. What should we do? It's a new home and tile has been there for about 5 months now. It looks so bad in person! Eek!

 
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Hi Chica,

Sorry you're having this problem.

The reason is that the tiles are marble and they're absorbing water and stay wet.

The remedy is to remove those tiles, allow the mud base to dry, then install the proper tiles. Get either glazed or unglazed porcelain tiles. I can tell how much slope you have, so tiles no large than 2" should be safe. You may be able to find tiles similar to what you now have.

Jaz


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Sorry, here is the picture

 
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If I hire someone to tear up the tile and replace it, how much do you think that would cost? It's about 5 feet in there.
 
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"If I hire someone to tear up the tile and replace it, how much do you think that would cost?"

I have no way to answer that. I don't even know where on earth you are. Are we talking USD, Euros, Francs or Renmindi? Who will you hire, a handyman or a pro? Hopefully someone other than the one who installed this floor.

Kidding aside, get a quote from someone who can come to look at it and knows what type of tile you've chosen as the replacement.

Should take about 1 1/2 days, or 2 days on the calendar. So, if it's a licensed pre, I think about $500-700 (?) unless some damage happens while doing the work. I might be tempted to go over it. Matter of fact definitely I'd go over it with new tiles. If so, it'll be cheaper.

Jaz

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Tile 4 You LLc. Troy Michigan
Certified KERDI & DITRA installer - Tile & Marble
Kerdi Shower Specialist
 
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yeah, sorry, that was kind of a vague question. I was wonder that too, though. Can they just go over the top of this tile with new tile? That would work?

Thanks for all your advice! You're a life saver!
 
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Going over the old tiles will be easier and will not damage the deck mud nor the wall tiles.

You will need to raise the drain grate with an Extend o drain thingy. It's done all the time.

http://www.thegroutline.com/in...A&vmcchk=1&Itemid=28

Jaz


Tile 4 You LLc. Troy Michigan
Certified KERDI & DITRA installer - Tile & Marble
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