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How to cut a large piece of marble 1” thick

I went to demolish and remove a 8'x4' pool table in our basement and discovered the top slab is marble. If it is even possible, we thought it would be cool to turn it into a bar top that we plan to ...
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How Can I Fix this Dark Spot on Marble Countertop?

Have asked a local marble countertop repairman and he has no idea. Unfortunately was a mistake I made within a week of moving into the house :/ Left a lemon there. So initially tried to use a poultice ...
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How to glue a plastic clip onto an outdoor flat marble surface

I’m installing balcony lighting and want to glue plastic clips to guide the cable conduit onto the marble floor. I have not been able to find an adhesive that works on these two materials. What should ...
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Need recommendations for how to approach fireplace marble floor slab replacement

I have a green marble slab in the floor in front of my fireplace (appx. 60"x24") that I've hated since I moved into my condo. It's really the color - I dislike the green, and wish this were ...
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How do I sand and roughen previously-polished marble to prepare for painting it with chalky paint?

I have some polished stone (probably marble) that I want to paint with Krylon brand "chalky finish" paint. I read one tutorial that suggested I need to sand the stone, to make it rough in ...
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Small chip (not really a crack) in marble shower threshold - leave it or seal it?

This is a new build. Shower not yet used - waiting for the door to be installed. It's on the shower side unfortunately so it's definitely going to get wet. The pic doesn't do it complete justice, but ...
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Does tile adhesive change color of marble?

From your personal experience, do grey color C2 cementitious tile adhesive stain white marble tiles? do white color C2 cementitious tile adhesive stain black marble tiles?
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How to remove this type of stain from marble/stone floor?

In reference to the photo, these are stains I spotted when looking directly under light right beside my bath mat. Its also very close to my toilet. I'm not sure if there stains due to heavy water or ...
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How can I make the surface of marble rough without using chemicals?

How can I make the polished side of marble not slippery? I don't want to use chemicals to do this because these pieces of marble will be used as stepping stones in gardens. WHAT I'VE ALREADY TRIED: ...
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Scratches in light marble vanity top

We have a vanity with a light marble top with under counter sink. Nail polish or something was spilled on it and my wife scraped it off with some sort of knife. The nail polish was removed but it left ...
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Repair chipped marble countertop

I would like to fix this small hole on marble countertop. It was caused by a sharp knife edge. Goal is to make it even and smooth again but not sure what i need to do. Any help/advice is greatly ...
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any way to repair marble tile over subfloor

When I bought my house, its marble floors appeared to be in good condition. However, they have steadily chipped, fissured and fractured until reaching their current fragmented state. The picture shows ...
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Yellow staining on marble countertop by faucet handle

We have a finished marble countertop that is exhibiting staining as pictured. This seems to be below the surface, as it still feels smooth. Any ideas on what is causing this, it has been growing over ...
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Can I cut a 2" thick marble slab myself?

I've picked up a 27"x27"x2" piece of marble countertop off the street. I'd like to clean it up and use it, but I'd also like to trim it down. I don't mind doing it myself, but want to make sure I'm ...
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Do tiles look darker when hanging on a wall than they'll appear when layed horizontally on the floor? [closed]

The salesman in the showroom told us that the tiles we see hanging on the wall will be 20% lighter when are layed down horizontaly on the floor, so we should take into account when choosing our ...
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Marble backsplash sealing

My marble backsplash was just completed and grouted yesterday afternoon. I now realize it probably should have been sealed prior to installation but it wasn’t. How long should I now wait before ...
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How should I repair a loose marble door sill?

My bathroom door has a marble door sill, which turns out not to be affixed to anything, so that I can move it freely. (See photos.) I imagine that I ought to fix this. What should I use?
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Square shower drain cover

I have a new marble shower in a new home. The marble around the drain is dark and discolored. It appears to me that water runs in around the edges of the square drain cover into the area outside of ...
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What kind of adhesive should be used to install marble tile?

Looking to have large 24x24 Marble tiles put around and under a new cast iron pedestal tub. What adhesive should the contractor use? Is there a problem putting these under the very heavy tub?
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Need help making an exact size marble "ingot" [closed]

I'm making a marble Monopoly board. Each space on the board will be a 3" x 1.5" piece of marble, purchased as small tiles from Home Depot, then cut to size using a budget tile wet saw. I will etch the ...
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Underlayment (vapor, moisture and sound abatement) under marble tile floors

Do you use an underlayment (vapor, moisture and sound abatement) on top of concrete subfloors and under marble tile flooring? Ultimately the marble will not be installed using traditional mudding ...
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Put polyurethane on marble?

Is it ok to put polyurethane as a protective coating on a marble countertop? I want to protect the marble from scratches and staining by foods and other kitchen hazards.
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Changing gloss marble finish to honed finish

How can I tone down the gloss of a small marble countertop. It is currently high gloss, and I would like to reduce it to what is usually called a honed finish. My inclination is to use wet emery ...
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Do I need to replace a shower tile that has been scratched?

I am regrouting my bathroom and the shower floor tile has a scrape mark / maybe not cracked through....my question is can i continue ( i can live with the mark) or is it now not waterproof ? Do I need ...
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How to clean large area of marble

I am trying to help someone who has moved into an old house which has marble floor (huge tiles ~4' x4'). The marble is dirty and stained all round (looks like dirt or dirt on oil which has 'baked' ...
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What Solutions are Available for Marble Floor Etching / Corrosion

Below is a picture of what some of the tiles that have corroded over the past 25 years of use, look like in the our house. I read this QA post, however, am not comfortable with the solutions provided,...
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I have a marble vanity that needs to be trimmed off

We need to replace the toilet but the small counter top is in the way. Is there an easier way to cut this piece off without removing the mirror and entire sink top?
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Making cement look glossy

I'm trying to paint my porch, but I was wondering how to make the cement kind of glossy. I want it to look like marble. What can I do?
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Cutting marble tile w/ an angle grinder

As the title states I'm resorting to cutting my marble tiles with an angle grinder. The grinder and the blade are brand new. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a wet table saw since all I'm ...
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Vomit etching on stone floor

My daughter was sick on the stone (I assume it's marble - that's what it looks like) floor. It was cleaned up right away, but now there is a visible (from the right angle) dull spot on the floor ...
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Can I use marble tile on a shower floor

I would like to use mosaic marble tile on my shower floor. Is this ok? If i do it do I need to seal it? My concern is not friction (this tile has plenty plus will have lots of grout lines) but the ...
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How to flatten a plywood subfloor for tile?

I've got a 5/8" plywood subfloor in my bathroom. I'm prepping to install 1/4" Hardiebacker on top of that so I can install 12x24" marble tiles. In checking for flatness, I noticed there is a 1/2" drop ...
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Smart counter around kitchen sink

I am replacing my kitchen, and I'm going to use bamboo for the kitchen top. Imagine the rough layout where T = Top, W = Wall, S = Sink, R = Refrigerator. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ...
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Marble flooring at my house oscillates when we walk over it.How to rectify or resolve this issue?

The marble flooring at my house is popping i.e when people walk over it, the marble flooring oscillates up & down..and it might come out in the next few days if left unattended..kindly provide me ...
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Maintainability of natural stone vs porcelain floor tile?

I am planning a kitchen floor retile project, I'm initially researching tile selection. I was comparing two tiles and someone at a big box retailer told me that while marble tiles look nicer, they ...
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How would I reverse yellow stains resulting from sealing a marble table top?

I sealed a new polished marble table top with a granite sealer that also works on marble. The discoloration is slight, but I'd like to remove it. What's the best way to do this? I've read about "...
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What are the substitutes for kitchen wall tiles above a kitchen counter?

Can anyone let me know what are the various options that we can use in place of ceramic wall tiles in kitchen (just above the kitchen counter)?
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Can I use caulking to install a marble threshold?

I have a black marble threshold that I'd like to install in my bathroom doorway. Is it OK to use caulk to adhere it to the floor, or perhaps liquid nails? Or is this not recommended? If not what is ...
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How to fill crack in marble shower sill

Our shower has a has sill about 4" above floor level made from a single piece of marble, approximately 60" x 6" x 1". The shower surround runs down the center, and is well-sealed to it, with no ...
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White thinset on a light marble tile - tile turned dark - will it lighten?

I tiled my shower niche last night, this is my first step tiling the bathroom, today I'll move on to walls etc. I used white thinset, and some portions of the tile turned dark after installation. I ...
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How do I polish a marble table top?

I have an old 42" diameter round marble table top which I would like to restore. It is very dull and has deep scratches. On some of the edges, tiny chunks have come off. I would like to know if this ...
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How to clean spots/stains from marble?

No idea where this came from. Just noticed today. Can't tell what it is. I tried to scrub it semi-hard (don't wanna do too hard for fear of scratching) with a towel and water and did not succeed in ...
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How do I clean oil stains in yellow marble?

How to clean oil stains from yellow (its natural color) marble?
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How do I repair a marble floor corroded by acid?

I recently got some contractors over to repair a section of my house and they unknowingly spilt a small amount of acid on my marble floor. They did not attend to it immediately and the acid corroded ...
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How difficult is it to cut a big (flange) hole in brittle marble tile?

How difficult is it to cut a big (flange) hole in brittle marble tile? I am just asking this question here because, even though I will not be laying my tiles myself, my tile setter is currently ...
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How do I know when to switch to a finer grit when polishing marble?

I am polishing a marble shelf with pads impregnated with a resin containing diamond powder (it has some advantages over sandpaper, but otherwise works in a similar way). I used grit 50 to remove ...
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How to seal marble tile mixed with glass?

I recently put up a tile backsplash with mosaic marble and glass tiles. I'm preparing to apply sealer to the stone before I start grouting. It's several hundred 1/2" x 2" to 7" mixed in a random ...
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How should I distribute the weight on a marble island?

I am building a rather large cart for use in my kitchen. Due to the dimensions of the room the top (marble) is about 5' 7" long, 14" wide and is quite heavy (estimated 150 pounds). My largest ...
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How to hang very heavy (marble, granite, quartz, etc.) shelves on drywall and studs?

I am planning a kitchen remodel and I have been looking into hanging some kind of stone-ish shelves on one wall. Surprisingly, I'm having a hard time finding much information on the feasibility of ...
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How to restore marble and granite surfaces?

We have marble floors, walls and sink-top in our bathroom, and also granite counter tops in our kitchen. All of these look a little dull. How can we renew their shine?
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