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Unread 07-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Shower marble threshold water staining

Hi! I'm hoping someone can help. We have marble (emperador light) on our threshold to our shower. Right below our shower door. After 5 years, we now have a discoloration of the marble that is inside the shower area when the door is closed. We have tried to reseal but it does not change (darken) the marble to match the other half. Please see attached pictures. Any ideas on what to do or try?

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Unread 07-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #2
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What are you using to clean the shower and glass with?You have probably etched the stone and it needs to be repolished.An enhancing sealer may darken it some and hide it.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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We wash the marble down lightly with a damp cloth when needed. I don't think the issue is with what we are washing it with since the discoloration is only on the side of the marble that is inside the shower when the door is closed. This has to be damage from waterstaining of some sort and i would like to know what can be done to restore it. Thanks.

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Unread 07-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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You could try some Aquamix heavy duty stone cleaner,or similar product that cleans soap scum from marble.If that is what it is.It could also be minerals from the water.
BUT,if that is soap scum or minerals from the water it would also be on the glass .
My experience with this is people forget using stuff to clean glass and it has etched the stone.
You personally probably can't repolish that stone.Emperador is a difficult stone to polish,it is a dolomite,and not a calcium rich stone.You would need a pro.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. In your opinion would someone be able to polish this marble in place? As you can see from the pictures we cannot possibly remove the marble threshold without removing the glass shower door and we also don't want to crack the marble.

I appreciate your continued advice!
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A person skilled in polishing can easily polish that piece in place.
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The stone has been degraded by the water pooling on the inside of the door.
It is probably etched and stained as well. The etch can be removed but the staining may be harder to remove. You need a stone refinisher who can re-hone, then try to remove the stain. If the damage and staining can be removed re-polish the step.
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Red face Re: Shower marble threshold water staining

You can go for a highly effective chemical for cleaning the area your floor or you may just call your local contractor for floor replacement.(Because this may go worse)
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Unread 07-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Hi Sam

Please introduce yourself in the Pro Hangout.

In regards to your advice...What are you talking about?

Hi Lucy

As mentioned, the threshold needs to be honed and polished in place. This can be accomplished by a skilled Natural Stone Restoration Artist.

Where are you located? Maybe we can come up with a referral for you.
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