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Old 02-06-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Grout turning brown

Does anyone know why the grout in my shower is turning brown? I built my house a year ago, and have black tile with black grout in my shower. It has been progressively turning brown along the bottom edges (where the wall tile meets the floor tile), especially in the corners. The grout is being eaten away in several spots as well. Any ideas?
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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your water is slightly acidic and/or has mineral buildup. simple fix if it is minerals clean grout with a solution 50% up to 100%vinegar ,flush with water .if clean,seal grout,if not,repair grout ,seal thoroughly. JMHO marvin
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Efflorescence

Welcome Leslie,

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http://johnbridge.com/efflorescence.htm
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Hi Leslie,

Could be your shampoo or conditioner. My wife used to use a conditioner that turned everything orange. Can you imagine using something like that on your body?

The bottoms of walls is where water lingers, and more deposits will remain there.
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