Grout Removal Tool has durable carbide tips for scraping grout and thinset from between mosaic tile. It is great for removing the wrong color grout or old grout that is stained by age.
When to Use This Tool
Fine Art Mosaic
One of the worst experiences you can have is a mosaic artist is to spend days or weeks mounting tile by hand to produce a mosaic that looks great only to ruin it by applying the wrong color grout. THIS HAPPENS OFTEN, at least with artists new to mosaic, and most are surprised and horrified at how quickly they ruined something beautiful that took them an significant amount of time to make. The good news is the mosaic is not ruined. The grout removal tool can efficiently scrape out the grout so that a new color can be applied.
Bathroom Tiling and Kitchen Backsplashes
While it is true that there are people who genuinely dislike the color of their bathroom tile and want to replace it with something else, a significant percentage of people who say this would actually find the current color acceptable if only the old stained grout were replaced with new clean grout. Unless tile is chipped or broken or scratched, some very old tile can look remarkably new if regrouted. The Grout Removal Tool provides a very affordable way of making bathroom tub and shower stalls look new without the work and expense of tearing down old tile.
Many people do not realize the grout and concrete harden by BINDING water not by drying out. If you let grout or concrete dry out while it is curing, then it will be soft and crumbly. This also happens if you did not add enough water to the grout when you mixed it up. The Grout Removal Tool can be used to quickly scrape the old grout out and start over.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.