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Unread 08-07-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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Shower cultured marble discolored

We live in the Cypress Texas area and have a custon house about 6 years old. The shower in the master bath is white cultured marble on walls with a glass enclosure and door. It is fairly large, guessing 4' by 3'. On one side is a marble seat 12" wide x 22" high from shower wall to shower wall. The seat was framed with untreated lumber with a solid piece of similar cultured marble for the top and front. It was sitting on top the shower floor.

Water was always getting behind the seat and after numerous problems, I finally removed the seat and black rotted wood.

We can live without the seat, but the marble on the shower wall where the seat was removed is a faint yellow color , not matching the rest of the white cultured marble shower stall.

Any thoughts on what caused this and how to get the white color back?
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Unread 08-07-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hi Collin, Welcome!

You probably have a window not too far away. UV damage. It is what it is. Nothing that I know of will get the color back. The gel gloss mentioned in your other thread may help revive it though.

Now's a great time to think about converting to ceramic tile or stone!

Please try to keep your post's together. If this one starts to get confusing, I will merge them. Right now its getting good exposure though.
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Unread 08-07-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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Isn't there a polish for cultured marble?I don't know the name,but a cultured marble shop may have some for sale.I think he's talking about the area under the former seat,John,right?
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Unread 08-08-2005, 06:41 AM   #4
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Hi Dave

That's what it sounds like to me.

Hi Collin

Can you post a picture, or give us some more details. Have you tried the Gel Gloss yet?

It might even be soap buildup. Then a high alkaline cleaner would break that down, along with a white nylon pad. Don't use the green ones or you'll scratch the surface, and never keep it clean.
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Unread 08-08-2005, 09:21 PM   #5
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I have not tried anything yet. You are correct in that the only area that is discolored is the marble on the shower walls that were covered by the seat.

I will try to post a picture.

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