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Old 01-21-2014, 12:51 PM  
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I want to raise my grout to be even with my kitchen floor tile. I hear you have to dig it all out and redo it. But WHY.



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Grout is not all that strong, believe it or not. If you have a thin gap for the new grout, it might chip out. You are better off with a deeper line because it is stronger.

Sorry man ... mistakes hurt. Try an angle grinder and a lot of patience.



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http://removeandreplace.com/2013/02/27/how-to-remove-and-replace-grout-easy-step-by-step-diy/
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Sorry ... been there and hated that ... Try removing an entire floor of grout with a grout "removal tool", aka a grout saw. You will die!

I have removed grout using a 4 1/2" angle grinder and a masonry blade. It will rip throught the floor in no time. Use that tedious grout saw for tight spaces where the disk blade cannot reach.

Once you are done, use a shop vac to pick up the dust and fragments. Go about regrouting per usual.

You will be glad you used the grinder ...

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Honestly, I don't have it in me to do all that. I thought about ignoring wise advice and adding grout to the top then some sort of glaze over everything to seal it in. : )

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We'll, that's one way to do it, but don't be supposed when it fails.

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Honestly, I don't have it in me to do all that. I thought about ignoring wise advice and adding grout to the top then some sort of glaze over everything to seal it in. : )
No one can make you do it right, it's your house. One thing for sure you will get lots of practice doing it that way.

I would not use a grout saw and not us an angle grinder. A multi-tool with the grout removal blade is the way. The relevant part of this video starts at 5:20.

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