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Old 11-11-2005, 08:13 PM   #7
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Hi Elietzer

Thanks for posting the pictures.

The marble is polished at the factory that way. It has no coating, and more than likely no sealer will penetrate the surface.

This particular material from HD is a low quality stone. I usually comes chipped and scratched right out of the box. It also has open veins that cause it to crack easlily.

This dark stone will also scratch from regular foot traffic.

The orginal installation is also poor. The thinset had only about a 50% bond, chipped material installed, and staircase city.

Do you know if your existing floor has a deflection rating suitable for a marble install?
John Koessler

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