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Old 01-30-2018, 09:37 AM   #1
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HELP-Sealed Marble Shower Floor-Oops?

I sealed my mosaic marble tile shower floor, and now it takes several days of non-use to completely dry. Please see picture, note area around drain. Am I doomed to replace, or do I just let it go like this? Before I sealed it, it would dry overnight. I sealed it because of a previous experience where a walk in shower floor leaked. Thought I was doing the right thing, but now maybe a big mistake?

What do the experts say? Thank you in advance for any advise you can provide.
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Welcome to the forum, Mark.
A high alkaline pH ceaner will generally strip the sealer. I’d give your sealer manufacturer a call as they may tell you precisely what would strip the sealer the fastest.
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The sealer would have no effect on a leaking shower, except to make it easier to clean.
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...and what Kevin said.
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Thanks

Thanks everyone! That’s good news.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:07 PM   #6
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It appears to be a moisture issue around the drain.
I have seen this happen with marble mosaic installs in shower stalls.
There isnt any simple fix here.
Moisture is wicking up into the stone. Sealing from above will just make it take longer to dry out. I think the specification of the stone and the drain type could be the issue.
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