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Keith vent 04-14-2012 11:07 AM

Tile issues in bathroom shower
 
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I had my bathroom completely remodeled last year. I decided to add mosaic slate tile in the shower/ jucuzzi area. The problem with this tile is it appears to be rusting in areas where water hits it when the shower is turned on.As you can see in the pick there is an area of rust where water continuously hits that specific area. What can I do to alleviate this problem?

Dierte 04-14-2012 11:39 AM

Did you seal your tile? Have you tried scrubbing your tile? Is your water rusty?

joecaption 04-14-2012 12:07 PM

Hard to say from that dark picture, but is the staining localized to certin tiles or all over the area?

If it's all over then you need to get your water tested and may have to add a water softner.

oh'mike 04-14-2012 07:42 PM

That is Chineese slate.I bet---it is loaded with iron---poor quality stone---bad choice in a wet area.

It will continue to rust until it runs out of iron---sorry---live with it or remove the slate and retile---Mike---

Keith vent 04-15-2012 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Dierte (Post 898757)
Did you seal your tile? Have you tried scrubbing your tile? Is your water rusty?

Yes i did seal the tile. I have city water as well, its not hard water
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JohnFRWhipple 04-15-2012 10:46 AM

We always recommend our clients soak their tile first and the dry. You may only have one piece rusting there and it should be removed.

If you get a coring drill bit and carefully drill into the tile about 80% you will be able to pop the bad tile out.

Did you waterproof behind the slate tile?

JW

Keith vent 04-15-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Dierte (Post 898757)
Did you seal your tile? Have you tried scrubbing your tile? Is your water rusty?

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Originally Posted by JohnFRWhipple (Post 899441)
We always recommend our clients soak their tile first and the dry. You may only have one piece rusting there and it should be removed.

If you get a coring drill bit and carefully drill into the tile about 80% you will be able to pop the bad tile out.

Did you waterproof behind the slate tile?

JW

I dont know, had the bathroom done professionally

JohnFRWhipple 04-25-2012 08:41 AM

I've seen professional nail on Hardi Board with common 2" nails.

I've seen Pro's do it with a framing gun (nail up backer board)

It could be that a common nail is rusting out from behind that spot or that one of those 2" tiles has a heavy iron content. My money is on the second one from the top.

Too bad. It's a sharp looking install.

JW


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