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Old 03-26-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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Is this Efflorescence?

That white material on that stone exists throughout this floor. It's less than a month old in a new construction home. The obvious white stone in the picture is by far the worst. It doesn't come up. Vinegar, Dawn, etc don't budge it, even with a metric ton of elbow grease.

You can feel it with your fingernail when you rub your finger across the stone however it will not come up.

The pic was taken about 20 minutes after use.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:27 PM   #2
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Welcome, Justin.

What is the application?

What was the "use" 20 minutes prior?

With what bonding mortar were the stones set?

Over what substrate?
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Hey, thanks.

What is the application?
It is a shower floor.

What was the "use" 20 minutes prior?
The shower was used That's why it looks a bit wet.

With what bonding mortar were the stones set?
Unknown. It is a new construction home. Was not custom.

Over what substrate?
I'm sure there is a pan on top of a cement foundation.
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And to be clear, this whit spot was not present, or not apparent, before the shower was used?
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Used as in never used before? I don't recall it looking like this prior to us moving in.

This has slowly gotten worse over the past 30 days since we moved in.
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I'd scrape at it lightly with a single edge razor blade to see if that removes it. Then, give it more time to see if it shows up again or on other stones. It's really hard to tell from looking at one stone.
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