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Old 11-27-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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Marble shower floor

I couldn't talk these folks out of this so I am rolling with it. Question is should I seal it before I install it or wait til it is set? And what sealer should I use I have every manufacturer's products available to me. I am using mapei flexcolor CQ for grout if that matters
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:28 PM   #2
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I'd do it after setting. Just make sure you clean as you go so there's no thinset residue to dry on the surface.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:48 PM   #3
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That's what I thought thanks
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #4
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Also something to watch for is darkening from moisture when setting. If you seal too soon and you experience a color change while setting it will take longer to lighten back up because you sealed.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:53 PM   #5
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Once the customer sees something on display, it's hard to get them to change. I wish The Tile Shop would wise up a little.

Best of luck to you. Sometimes it doesn't bite you. Hope this is one of those times.

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I was very frank and up front with them about the problems that are associated with marble in the shower. I even steered them here to look at all the threads. This is what the wife wants she is about 8 1/2 months pregnant nobody was pressing the issue to hard LOL. Yeah I am not a fan of the tile shop at times. They went there on their own
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:35 PM   #7
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Take one of the panels of the tile, stick it in a pan of water overnight, then set it next to a dry one. See if they still want it in their shower.
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That is good thinking Jim visual aids nothing sells the point better thank you.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:58 AM   #10
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Thanks Paul. I have seen some of these. So I should pretty much just stress the point that you are going to get discoloration any where there is heavy water I.E. the shower. And no sealer in the world is going to prevent it. Sound about right?
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Shawn, why are you posting your threads in the Advice Forum and not the Pro Hangout?
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John. I thought I was supposed to post so everyone could benefit/participate from the thread. Sorry. move it over and will make sure I post there from now on.
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You are correct Shawn, no sealer will help
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Dave that would be great. Should I message you my e-mail address?
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