Is the silicone in your shower mouldy and hard to clean?
Silicone is the waterproof substance used in stone shower repairs to seal joins in a shower between the walls, floor and glass. When silicone becomes mouldy, stained and loose over time it can detract from the appeal of a natural stone shower, even if the tiles are in good condition. Silicone can also become damaged during the polishing process.
Some silicones are acidic and oil based, and can stain and damage natural stone tiles. The Marble Man uses a special non-acidic silicone, designed for use with marble and natural stone tiles so it won’t etch or stain. This silicone also provides a neutral cure and will not leach oils into the stone.
The Marble Man also uses a variety of coloured silicones for stone shower repairs, to complement most stone tiles. Silicone installation is the last step in the restoration process in a shower. Replacement occurs after cleaning, anti-bacterial treatment, polishing or honing and sealing. The silicone takes around 12 hours to cure so the shower must remain dry overnight for at least this duration.
Professional stone shower repairs by The Marble Man will will prevent water from leaking under the tiles and causing irreparable damage to the stone.
Is your shower grout dirty or stained and need re-colouring?
Marble, limestone, onyx and travertine shower tiles are a stunning addition to a bathroom. When the grout in between the stone tiles becomes discoloured or stained this can diminish the overall look of the shower or bathroom. Over time, constant exposure to heat, moisture, shampoos, soaps and cleaning products can cause this change. The grout can look dull and dirty, even though it is not damaged.
If the grout in the shower is intact and in reasonable condition, it can be re-coloured to restore the appearance of the shower.
The repair process
The technician will initially clean the existing grout and surrounding tiles, with a soap scum remover, and a mould and anti-bacterial treatment.
A special, pre-coloured epoxy glue is used to re-colour the grout.
One to two coats of the glue will be applied to the grout with a brush applicator.
The excess is then washed off.
The area is left to cure and dry for 24 hours.
Epoxy grout colouring is the perfect option for restoring the look of a marble, limestone or travertine shower, when tiles are still in good condition and don’t need to be polished or replaced.
The Marble Man’s experienced technicians will ensure that grout re-colouring will dramatically improve the look of your stone showers.