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Old 05-16-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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OK,
Instead of sending a million emails to our friend Bud Cline, I figure I will post a new thread and show some before and after pics of the project.

I decided to re-grout my kitchen floor. Hate the greyish color and the colorants just seem to be a non lasting choice. If I can re-grout the floor in a couple of days (300 sq. feet) with a friend, it is worth it IMO. There isnt too much grout either since I have 20x20 tiles.

A rotozip is probably what I will order and use it along with a utility knife. Thanks Bud for all your advice. Any other advice would be welcome.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #2
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I re-grouted one small bath that all I needed was a flathead screwdriver and a shop vac to dislodge and vacuum out the old grout! It was obviously a poorly done grout job as the tiles were all still quite secure. The new grout went in sweet and looked great though, I hope you have the same results.

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Thanks for the info DangerMouse. I actually started a test piece today with a utility knife and a flathead screwdriver. The screwdriver worked pretty well after a few swipes with the utility knife. My tiles are solid so I dont see any downside to this. Maybe a lot of time is all. hehehehe
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Just follow the screwdriver with the vacuum and it goes pretty quickly. Po)

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Hey DangerMouse,
What brand of grout did you use. I used TEC last time, but I am reading that Aqua Mix and Polyblend are good ones to use as well. Is TEC good?
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Be sure to buy a cheap screwdriver to do this cause after about 30 tiles, it aint a screwdriver any more,,,its a chisel!!
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hahahaha
I'll probably buy at least 3 cheap screw drivers. The 20X20 tiles should help reduce the amount of grout to take out, but it's the (stronger) sanded grout. Hope this project doesnt turn out to be a nightmare. I'm 90% sure I am going to start digging. It should take one week if I work slow (with a friend) as a worse case scenario and well worth it IMO. I see no downside unless I start chipping tiles.

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