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Old 02-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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shower floor w/granite walls .... granite is still absorbing moisture even with sealing????

I have installed a granite shower (beige color) w/ceramic floor. I have experienced darkening of the granite walls due to absorption of water. I have sealed w/an expensive sealer but to no avail. It still absorbs water from the grout floor into the granite wall. There is no leakage below in the basement since I have an open ceiling below and can observe any leakage. WHat do you recommend I do? I really don't want to tear it out but if I must ....


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Old 02-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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not a pro... but my guess is that the the granite tiles may be absorbing water from their edges (inset in grout) that presumably are unsealed?


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Old 02-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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I never worked with granite for showers but I think what is happening is your seam from the granite to ceramic tile is grouted not silicone
Therefore granite won't take to grout hence the moisture or water getting in there clean the seams out and silicone it the color to match either floor or wall. Hope that helps!

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I will try both recommendations. I thank you for your time and thought. Any more suggestions would be great. It will be less expensive and a lot less work so it would be best to start here. Hope this works ...... stay tuned.
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I do'tthink it will hurt it at all. Granite is just porous. Maybe seal it a few times, but if it is not leaking it should be ok.
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