Grout on Ceramic Tile

PATRICK YANELLO

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What product is good to help remove dried grout on the top of the ceramic tile floor?

Not sure how ot got there, someone else did install (months or yrs ago???).
Thanks, Pat
 

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What product is good to help remove dried grout on the top of the ceramic tile floor?

Not sure how ot got there, someone else did install (months or yrs ago???).
Thanks, Pat
I had situation once . Customer had a new ceramic tiles installed ( very poorly, surface was very uneven, you had to be very careful not to stumble), so I didn't find surprising to find a chunks of dried grout all over the place. It wasn't much about haze, just dried remnants of grout. At the time I had Prochem tile cleaner, I made 50-50% concoction in sprayer bottle, put on knee pads and worked in small areas saturating the grout and gently scraping it with sturdier plastic scraper. Had a real problem to put final touches with a spinner, it was constantly hitting edges of the sticking out tiles. It was very strange experience, there is nothing out there that I know of , to easily remove grout from the surface .
 
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It is really difficult when we as a last resort of cleaning the tile and grout and trying to make the customer happy it is really important to charge when you have the tile installed incorrectly with lots of uneven areas (Lipage) thus hitting and stopping your spinner while doing the job which takes allot more time. I have done grout color seal and if the grout was not installed right as well it will make your color seal so much more difficult when the grout is even with the tile. I have used a red pad as well with a 175 and some water to take of haze and that has worked well.
 
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Acid like above, i use easy etch from modern stone. Mix 50/50 spray or mop and let it sit a while. Black pad with a heavy 175 repeat if needed. hope this helps
Ok, how about a hard surface black malec brush for my 175? Black pad better?
 

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easy etch from modern stone or grout release you can buy at home depot.

depends how much grout is there though, just a haze isnt too hard to remove.

I declined a job where mounds of dry grout were sitting on porcelain, as hard as concrete lol.. probably the sloppiest install Ive ever seen.
 
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This is what i use they are burgandy pads tougher then black!
 

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This is what i use they are burgandy pads tougher then black!
Thanks. Here are pics from homeowner of area.
 

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