RE: [sccpartners] Best machine or tools for removing and replacing grout Grout Meister, LLC 12 Dec 2008 19:27 EST

Sanded or unsanded grout? If the grout is unsanded with 1/8" grout lines you
might be able to use a utility knife to remove the grout. Be sure to hold
the knife at a 45 degree when removing the grout. The best utility knife
I've found is the Marshalltown utility knife, I buy them by the case for
about $4 each. I've used a lot of different tools to remove grout and my
favorite is the Fein Multi Master with a grout blade. Dermal, grout grabber
and circular masonry blades can get away from you if you're not careful. As
far as the price goes ..... For a bathtub shower surround with 4" tiles I
get $395. If it sanded grout 12" floor tiles I charge by the hour.


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Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 11:33 AM
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Subject: [sccpartners] Best machine or tools for removing and replacing

Hi.  We haven't done much in the way of removing and replacing grout.
Typically clean and clear seal or color seal.  We have a client who is
determined to have the grout in two small bathrooms (2' tiles) replaced.  I
am interested in any advice on the best method, tools or machinery to use to
effectively remove the grout.  Also wondering what people charge for this
(my knee jerk reaction is to charge twice what I would charge for cleaning
and colorsealing).
Thanks so much.