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Removing 24 hour old grout

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Madrid, 13 Sep 2018.

  1. Madrid

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    I have the best builder and he has followed my instructions to the letter. I did not want grout as a decorative feature - my words! - and he has done exactly that. He has sourced grout that matches my tiles exactly. And tiled my new shower room. And done a great job. But I don't like it. The walls look like one big slab of tile - there is no relief - or decorative relief. There needs to be some difference between the tiles and the grout. I may have to live with my choice. I haven't told my builder that I don't like it because he has done such a good job. But he only did the grouting today. Could the grout be scraped out tomorrow and redone. I'll pay - and/or do it myself. I feel awful about this - because my builder prides himself on taking direction and giving the client what they want. I'm at fault here. Please any suggestions.
     
  2. Keithmac

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    Ring him up quick.and ask for options.

    Dependong on grout it's probably set solid now unfortunately, can be removed but hard work.

    I did black tiles black grout on kitchen floor and it looks good imho.

    Can you post a picture?.
     
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    Thank you Keith. Was hoping that if it was removed within the first 24 hours it would be easier.
     
  4. Keithmac

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    I used Bal and it was set solid in 2hrs.

    Really best asking your builder what options are available, don't try removing it yourself imho.
     
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    Must be nearly 48 hours old by now.........
     
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    madrid, dont touch it or youl probly scratch the tiles tryin to get the grout out.
    live with it an in a few months you probly wont notice.
     
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    Thanks BOBASD - you're right. It looks lovely. I'm getting used to it - and yesterday a friend stated it was exactly what she wants in her new bathroom.
     
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