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Old 04-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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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?
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Did you seal your tile? Have you tried scrubbing your tile? Is your water rusty?

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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.
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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---
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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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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?

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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?

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I dont know, had the bathroom done professionally
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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.

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