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Unread 02-27-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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discolored marble at grout joint

Hi all, its me again

I grouted the marble around my fireplace and it looks like the color in the grout soaked into the marble. I tried to seal the marble before grouting but being vertical I wasn't able to soak the marble like tile on the floor.

Is there a to remidy this isore?

The pictures don't show the discoloration at the grout joint as well as I see it standing in the room.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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I assume you just grouted?

If so, give it a few days for everything to dry out. That discoloration looks more like moisture than pigment. Hard to tell though.

As an aside, the first granite tile work i did had a big "problem" with discoloration about 30 minutes after setting. I freaked. Didn't sleep all night either.

Showed up the next day and all was well. The moisture from the thinset had absorbed into the tile. Looked fine after drying

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Unread 02-27-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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I was hoping it was moisture also when I first noticed it.
It has been almost 2 days now since I grouted - I think the moisture is gone.
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Unread 02-27-2007, 11:44 PM   #4
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I'm still hoping for a miracle tho
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Unread 02-28-2007, 06:56 AM   #5
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The moisture might take longer to migrate through the tile because you sealed it
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Unread 02-28-2007, 09:25 AM   #6
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Yea, give it some more time David. I've experienced discoloration looking similar to that just from cutting the tile on a wet saw. No grout involved.
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Unread 03-01-2007, 02:15 PM   #7
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What is the longest I should wait before ripping out my hair?
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A saying we use here at work is, "Hard telling, not knowing."

Drink a beer and wait a few months. No sense stressing about it now, it is what it is.
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Unread 03-01-2007, 04:59 PM   #9
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My granite tile took over a week to dry out. Give it a chance. the moisture takes awhile to move through the tile. You could place a fan in front of it and the air movement would speed it up some if you want. It looks like you used a cement based grout, but if it was a pre-mixed one, it might have stained things.
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Could be a week or two. Patience, Grasshopper!
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Unread 03-01-2007, 09:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for all your replies.
Today, I finally noticed a differance. It looks like it is drying out and going back to the natural color.
I am now.
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