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Old 03-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Tile work (cleaning gap)


A small job that I am doing is grouting some previously laid floor tile. Some of the spaces have excess mortar that, I think, should be removed. Two questions. Is it necessary to remove all the excess mortar ... down to the subfloor? Is there a "power tool" that I can use to grind away the mortar? I'm thinking of a dremel, but is there a special type of bit? Any other suggestions are welcome.
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will be very dusty but dremel will work..sorry don't recall the bit.

have you tried an old screw driver...work it like a chisel...?


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A small job that I am doing is grouting some previously laid floor tile. Some of the spaces have excess mortar that, I think, should be removed. Two questions. Is it necessary to remove all the excess mortar ... down to the subfloor? Is there a "power tool" that I can use to grind away the mortar? I'm thinking of a dremel, but is there a special type of bit? Any other suggestions are welcome.
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The interface between the grout and the glazed tile surface is pretty fragile. Be aware trying to remove the grout could seriously damage the tile.
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