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Unread 04-17-2021, 10:31 AM   #1
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Carrara Marble Tile - Rust Advice

Just looking for advice as we just moved into a brand new construction house and in our master bathroom we have Carrara Marble tile. The house was built around 4-5 months ago and we moved in about a week ago. The first time we looked at the house around 4 months ago we didn't notice anything on the tile. The second time and when we moved in we noticed something but thought it was just dirt. We have tried everything including a cleaning crew and we can't seem to get it out. Looking for advice on what we can do? We do have a builders warranty so I am wondering if this is something that should be replaced? It's a really big bathroom. The walls are fine it's just the floor tile and it's not all of it. Attached is a screenshot of one of the worst spots. Thoughts? Thanks in advance this is really frustrating in an expensive new house!
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Unread 04-17-2021, 10:58 AM   #2
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Welcome, Supyos.

You can certainly try to get your builder to replace the tile with something more suitable for a bathroom floor, but he's more likely to tell you that's a natural condition due to iron content in your Carrera marble and not a defect that warrants replacement.

Lots of folks think having white marble floors is a sign of very high-level construction and think it's wonderful - until they hafta live with it.

There are rust removers that might help, but they might also harm the surface of your marble and the improvement they provide may well be very temporary. So long as there is iron in the stone and there is moisture available, the potential for rust in the stone surface is high.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Following what CX said, the streaks are iron oxide, and you won't be able to remove them; they are part of the stone. Best thing to do is remove and replace the offensive pieces.
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I'm seeing a lot of small speckles. Is that your concern or is it the streaks near the center of the picture? Looks like the speckles are on the grout too.

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I saw the speckles on the grout also, but I know nothing about marble tile. Except, I don't plan to ever try to install it or have it installed.
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