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Old 12-20-2011, 01:59 AM   #1
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cracked grout and floor tile


I removed the grout around the tile to be replaced and removed all the grout in the other joint that was cracking. My question is, and I read somewhere, that the removal should extend into the next joint about 1/2 way. In other words, don't end on a corner as they're more susceptible to damage after regrouting Is this correct.

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Grout cracking because something wrong with a subfloor. It doesn't really matter how you will go into next joint if the strength is a concern- it is all about appearance.

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I removed the grout around the tile to be replaced and removed all the grout in the other joint that was cracking. My question is, and I read somewhere, that the removal should extend into the next joint about 1/2 way. In other words, don't end on a corner as they're more susceptible to damage after regrouting Is this correct.
It doesn't hurt to take a little more grout than is needed to remove a single tile. If you did stop grout removal at a corner it wouldn't be the end of the world. Why would that have an effect on future cracking? That's crazy stuff.

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Grout cracking because something wrong with a subfloor.
Not necessarily true. Grouts can crack for reasons other than "something wrong with the subfloor".

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It doesn't really matter how you will go into next joint if the strength is a concern- it is all about appearance.
Good Lord! It is about appearance but it is also about proper installation techniques.
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