Thinset Removal Tool


Thinset Removal Tool is durable molded plastic for removing WET thinset from grout gaps.
QEP Model Number 62963

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Thinset Removal Tool is for removing WET thinset mortar from grout gaps and is used soon after tiles are mounted to a surface but not yet grouted. It is not used for removing fully hardened thinset. This tool is molded from durable polymer for long life and has gap-scraping studs for gaps of sizes 1/16 inch, 1/8 inch, 3/16 inch, and 1/4 inch.


This tool is used for removing fresh thinset from grout gaps in grids of large architectural tiles mounted using tile spacers, where the tool is quickly pulled through every row and column.

It also be used for cleaning gaps in mosaics made from small cut pieces, although dental picks or miniature spatulas might be more useful when the grout gap isn’t a grid or is variable in width.

Alternate Usage

This tool is very useful for setting or periodically checking the width of grout gaps, which are often underestimated by novices.

Thinset Removal Tool

Product Specifications:

  • material: durable high density polyurethane.
  • width: approximately 6mm.
  • scraping studs for gaps of sizes 1/16 inch, 1/8 inch, 3/16 inch, and 1/4 inch.
  • widths of each scraping stud labelled.

How To Make Mosaics

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