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Old 08-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Marble Wall / Floor Grout Maintenance ?


Have a customer that has a custom marble shower installed about 10 yrs ago that needs maintenance.

Its in good shape other than the lower course or two (12 x 12 marble) - the grout is loose / falling out in a few places. The wall / floor joint is just beginning to show a crack a bit. The customer does remember the Hydroban - blue being installed - so its a good install.

There is only grout in all joints now. No caulk in the corners or floor / wall seam.

I've done a lot of maint to ceramic tile, regrout and silicone the seams.

What about on this marble that is white with a black seam ? I intend to remove what grout is loose with my Fein MM and regrout the wall joints with modified grout.

What about the wall / floor joint ? Same maint with my MM and regrout only where needed. Should I caulk the floor / wall joint with silicone too even though there is none there now or just leave it grout ?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Re: Marble Wall / Floor Grout Maintenance ?


Caulk change of plane seams with 100% silicone.

Clean the entire shower and reseal:
http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Tech_Pr...e_cleaner.html
http://www2.dupont.com/Stone_Tech_Pr...ty_sealer.html

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Re: Marble Wall / Floor Grout Maintenance ?


Appreciate it Angus. I think I can sell some addl apps in the bath too with the tech info you provided. I just worry about marble ? I think the DuPont stuff covers it.

Just to clarify - the wall corners and especially the floor / wall corner - clean out and silicone only or repack with the 1/8 - 3/16 grout joint like the original install then silicone ?
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Use a good silicone in corners like ColorSil or Latisil. They can closely match the grout color.
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Thanks. I'm going by the tile dist later today. They have what you mentioned.
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