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Old 03-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Decided to remove grout and re-do

Well I have decided to remove the grout installed Sunday night in my kitchen and redo everything with a lighter grout color. What's the best way to remove it? I have a small hand grout saw that I used to knock down any thinset in between the tiles, but that seems like it would get very tedious using that to remove all this grout (70 s.f. worth of 12x12 tile, 3/16" joints). I have an angle grinder with a masonry disc that's about 1/8" thick, might that work better? I also have an older Dremel rotary tool but probably don't have the exact proper tool attachment for grout removal. Suggestions?

Also wondering what grout brand I should go with. I used this Mapei Keracolor S from the "blue" store, and then afterwards read of many people having problems with uneven finish color with this brand. I can also get Polyblend from the "orange" store. I have used Laticrete 1500 sanded grout before with good success, but that is not sold locally anymore other than one single specialty tile store. Should I go with one of those or look at other specialty tile stores in the area to see what they have?


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Old 03-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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Do not use polyblend around tub it does not hold up to water and will come off....had idiot contractor use it and now i have to do the repaire.
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Please do not even try a 4-1/2 grinder, a sure way to distroy the tile.
I use my Rockwell multi crafter and a diamond blade. Total control and goes fast.
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