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Carrara Marble Countertop - HELP gray shadows appearing

Posted by Cari_Schaefer (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 17, 12 at 17:54

Finally getting to the end of our bathroom remodel! Our carrara marble countertop was installed about 2 1/2 weeks ago. Noticed yesterday that there are several gray spots that appear to be coming up through the stone:( Trying to be patient & waiting for a call back from installer. Anyone out there experience this with marble? Is it moisture coming up & will it evaporate? Almost looks kind of oily. Read on line that sometimes if the wrong adhesive is used this can happen but I cant find out if it will go away on its own or if the countertop would need to be replaced. Talk of both possibilities but no real answers. HELP?!?!

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RE: Carrara Marble Countertop - HELP gray shadows appearing

My old carrara vanity top had that. I found that it was from soaps, and it looked oily to me to (mostly underneath the soap dispenser). Unfortunately, I never really got rid of it until I pitched the vanity top. But it was old and already there when I moved it. If it had been sealed originally, I'm sure it would have been a little better off, but, as you know, still not bullet proof or impervious.

If you haven't yet used it, then it's gotta be something with the installation.

RE: Carrara Marble Countertop - HELP gray shadows appearing

KevinMP-thank you for your response. Bathroom has had no use from us yet. To make matters worse this is the 2nd counter top that the fabricator has had to fabricate for us because they messed up the first one beyond repair:(
Not sure how the fabricator is going to want to handle this issue. I have to assume it is coming up from under the counter & has to do with the installation. Ick!

RE: Carrara Marble Countertop - HELP gray shadows appearing

picture of spots = looks almost like round shadows

RE: Carrara Marble Countertop - HELP gray shadows appearing

Will have to work on getting image to upload tomorrow:( Not working for me tonight.

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