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Not first hand but I can tell you about my sister in law's boss who had very nice imported Italian marble put in his steam room... or sauna one (I forget) anyway, Had to pull it out and put cedar. He scalded his ars when he sat down on it. :laughing:
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Not first hand but I can tell you about my sister in law's boss who had very nice imported Italian marble put in his steam room... or sauna one (I forget) anyway, Had to pull it out and put cedar. He scalded his ars when he sat down on it. :laughing:
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that is funny .....however I do need some serious help with this issue. If there is anyone out there who can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Never did this but vapor barrier is the first thing that comes to mind. Waterproof the sh!t out of it (walls, ceiling and pan) before you apply the marble and use some type of silicone adhesive and sealer.

I dont know...:shutup::shutup::shutup:
 

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Several things to be aware of

water and vapor proof the bejesus out of the walls and ceiling then do it again just to make sure.

slope the ceiling at least a 3/ 12 to prevent raining on the occupant

Use a steam rated shower door

Make sure the steam outlet slopes either toward the steam unit of towards the outlet with nothing that resembles a trap.

Make sure the steam generator is properly sized for the space and wall materials.

Oh Marble is no problem just use a quality modified thinset compatable with the marble.
 

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Several things to be aware of

water and vapor proof the bejesus out of the walls and ceiling then do it again just to make sure.

slope the ceiling at least a 3/ 12 to prevent raining on the occupant

Use a steam rated shower door

Make sure the steam outlet slopes either toward the steam unit of towards the outlet with nothing that resembles a trap.

Make sure the steam generator is properly sized for the space and wall materials.

Oh Marble is no problem just use a quality modified thinset compatable with the marble.
The Tile Council of North America says "minimum 2" per foot
 

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To answer the OP's question, I'd rather go with a porcelain, but if you must, choose a marble that is consistent and free of soft veins as the steam can cause problems with those types of marble. Also make sure the install is properly maintained. Hard water will affect marble as will certain cleaners and sealers won't help with those issues.
 

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Its a steam shower its going to rain.

I think that even the 2" slope is over kill especially in a small residential unit I have done 4 projects with these and haven't heard any complaints.

I will be having one installed this month in a remodel I'm doing and the shower is only 3"6"x5' with an 7' ceiling and a 15" drop would be too much.

With the length of the steams being taken (less than 20min.) I don't think it will be a problem using a 1"/ Ft. slope in this shower.

I'll let you know what we decide.
 

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I am about to install marble tile in a steam room. Does anyone have expert advice about marble in steam rooms??
Disregard everything else until you answer these things -

What color is the marble?

Do you know why this important?

Expert advice starts with you being able to answer those 2 questions before anything else even begins to matter.
 

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Disregard everything else until you answer these things -

What color is the marble?

Do you know why this important?

Expert advice starts with you being able to answer those 2 questions before anything else even begins to matter.
OK Mike I've come back to this post several times today to see, but either everybody else knows, or nobody wants to ask, so again my curiosity gets the better of me.

Why is it important?
 

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Do you know why this important?

Well if the answer is white, it is because the iron in it will rust.

Also lighter colors will darken.

That my answer.. Mike?
 
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