Tile & Grout Cleaning
Removing your tile or grout may not sound easy or necessary but depending on its state and what you may want, it may be better to consider removing them. Grout is that thick mixture used to fill the gaps in between two different tiles for the purpose of giving it a smooth finishing and a nice look. Grouts are usually made of materials like cement and sand and are usually white or grey in color. Santa Monica Carpet Cleaners don’t just clean carpets, we are also experts at getting rid of your old or unwanted tile and grout. There are several ways you can remove your tile and grout and a few of them will be mentioned below.
This has to do with the use of a sharp knife or a similar tool to remove both grout and tile. You don’t have to follow a specific tool requirement, just something small sharp and strong, a hand tool. This hand tool is then used to scrape these gaps in between tiles till clear removal. To get the best results, it’s better to use utility knives as their design is perfect for grout cleaning. This method requires a high level of precision so as to not cause marks on the tiles.
This tool is preferred by professionals because of its efficiency and precision. The machine is built to clear out the grout and create space for tile removal. The blade is placed on the grout and when powered on, it starts to move back and forth or starts to vibrate to shake off the grout and grind it into powder form which is then swept away or vacuumed. This method is very effective if you want to remove just one or two tiles or if you want to repair your grout.
Rotary tools work similarly as the oscillatory tool except it can cover multiple tiles depending on sizes and dimensions. Rotary tools vibrate and shake off grout by basically grinding it out of the gaps into dust. The only problem with these tools is the grout width. Before you can use this tool, you have to make sure that the grout gap is considerably wide so as not to cause damage to the tiles. Pros also use rotary tools because of its ability to cover a few more tiles more than the oscillating tool, making work easier and faster for them but only skilled users will be good enough with this machine.
Angle grinders are really effective grout removing machines which just like the others, grinds grout into dust particles for cleaning. The big advantage of this tool is its efficiency in its grout removal, it can work on several gaps at a time. This is the best tool to use if you want a new installation or you just want to remove your grout and tile. Angle grinders are equipped with stone-like blades that grind on your grout till it turns to dust and ready for vacuum cleaning.