Marble Tile Floor Bath Rug Stain

by Bill
(North Carolina)


We had a rug in front of a shower and the rug got wet. Overnight the water from the rug leached into the tile (which is a dark color tile) leaving a white haze to the tile. How do we get this off.


"White haze" does sound most like etching from an acidic or too alkaline compound that eats into the marble creating a ghost-like dull and light-colored spot.

Versus a "stain" that occurs when something absorbs into the marble leaving a darker-colored spot.

Usually when water saturates and leeches through an object it leaves a stain caused by the dyes etc. often found in cloth or mats rather than an etch mark.

So, just to be safe I'll give you the solution to both stains and etching. And just FYI... it is possible to have both staining and etching in the same spot. In such cases you need to remove the stain first, then repair the etch mark.

For etching on polished marble we recommend using a good Marble Polish / Etch Remover.

For etching on honed marble there unfortunately isn't a product that can be used, but it is still a relatively easy and cheap process to fix by following the step-by-step instructions in the Removing Etch Marks ebook.

For removing stains of all types you'll find detailed instructions in the Removing Granite & Marble Stains ebook.

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