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What is Causing my Kitchen Marble Countertop to Stain?

ANSWER - Marble isn't the safest material to use on a kitchen countertop because it is primarily comprised of calcium carbonate that is chemical sensitive and has a tendency to scratch.  Having a honed surface…

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Backer Board Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Grout installation Moisture Problems Mold sealers Showers Wet Areas

Can I install Onyx mosaics in my Shower that don't have grout joints?

ANSWER - First of all what happen to the the 3rd wall in the shower?  I will assume it has a different substrate or you aren't tiling it. Not sure why you are using Schluter…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Flood Inspections Insurance Claim Leak Mold

How can you determine if ceramic tile that was in flood has been damaged?

ANSWER - If the ceramic tile was installed correctly and the water wasn't contaminated, then the tile should not have been damaged from the flood incident. Since the tile is installed over a concrete substrate…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Grout Maintenance Mold Showers Wet Areas

What is the best product to use to remove Mold/Mildew?

ANSWER - You have to be careful on what cleaning products you use on tile, stone or grout.  Some of the grocery store brands may not be reliable for the type of cleaning you want…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Maintenance Mold Stains

What is causing my white ceramic wall tiles to stain and how can I clean it?

ANSWER - Since you don't see the purple stain in the pink tile, but you see it in the white tile, and you can't clean it, it sounds like you have a microbial staining or…

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Can limestone tiles be cleaned using Heated High Pressure Extraction?

ANSWER - The reason you will get mildew on the tile in a shower is because the water is not draining or drying properly.  This could be cause of the tile not being installed correctly…

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Expert Answers Glass Tile Mold Stains

How to remove mildew staining behind Glass Tile?

ANSWER - You can try the Oceanside Glass Tile company to see if they have anything similar to the glass tile that you have.  At one time Boyce and Bean and Oceanside owners were part…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Leak Mold

Will a Concrete Slab Leak cause Mold Damage to my Saltillo Tiles?

ANSWER - Assuming the Saltillo tiles are properly installed over the concrete slab that had the 2 leaks, and the it was clean category 1 water and not unsanitary water, the tiles should not be harmed.…

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