Are Special Cleaning Solutions Needed For White Carrara Marble Tile?
Thankfully we were just at the beginning of install and stopped when it was evident all the tiles were impacted.
I have heard that some low quality marble can be rather crumbly.
And if this is in a shower area, be sure that the wall is properly waterproofed behind them. It’s what locks the installation together and gives it strength.
Carrara Marble White Spots
For next round of install we will look at 1/8″ spacers. Also, you seem to have installed the tile without spacers, which is incorrect. I’m careful not to place heavy things down hard so more don’t occur. The bottom of the paper needs to be laying in the tub/shower pan, over the tile flange. If they are all over the tile in a random pattern, they are probably just naturally occurring variations in the mineral deposits — especially near the vein in that close up. It has to be lapped horizontally and the fasteners from the first run covered by the next run. I get the biggest oooh and ahhhs when people see the marble. I did a google search and saw something that suggested “pitting”. I believe tar paper is an acceptable moisture barrier, placed on the studs.
No staining and they handle water, etc really, really well. I would consider it part of the veining pattern — you just have to decide whether it’s something you are okay with. I’m puzzled by how you could get that as well as that many impact marks in every piece. There’s not enough room for grout there, but there is plenty of room for dirt to get in between those tiles! I do have one spot that looks like a pit that had been filled. To do that, you have to install them with space in between the tiles. I just thought it was either calcium deposits or pitting/resin filler.
Then some others look like they are on the surface and are rough to the touch. They could be deposits that are natural to the stone or they could be “bruises” like on your a finger or toe nail if it gets hit.
There aren’t a lot of them, but they seem to be some type of scratch, maybe? I also have little dings where we’ve hit the counter with a pan or something. I would think marble that is easily “bruised” as yours, could be softer and crumbly. I had a marble company come out and they said they were impact marks and that all will be fine. They look like compression stars where something impacted the stone. There will need to be some sort of proper barrier on the wall for a shower.
Thankfully we were just at the beginning of install and stopped when it was evident all the tiles were impacted. I have heard that some low quality marble can be rather crumbly. Carrara Marble White Spots And if this is in a shower area, be sure that the wall is...Subscriber Stone Restoration Blog