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Mtea 01-13-2018 07:23 AM

Thanks for all the input. It sounds like it can't hurt to take out the grout around the perimeter of the floor tiles and replace with caulk. I ordered a couple 1/16 inch Dremel grout removal blades for the job. I could not find the Urban Putty colored Polyblend caulk anymore online or in-store so I had to order matching sanded caulk on Amazon.

Any advice on grout removal? I was considering protecting the tiles by putting down some duct tape in case I accidentally got out of the groove.

Davy 01-13-2018 11:51 AM

It's not going to hurt anything but I have my doubts that it will fix the problem but I've been wrong before. Letting the bit climb out and skid across a tile is what you want to avoid. I don't know if you have a mud bed over your membrane or if the tiles are bonded directly to it so be careful not to go too deep. I'd say 2/3's of the tile thickness is all. Take it slow.

Mtea 01-13-2018 03:11 PM

Thanks for the advice Davy. I think I will put down some duct tape for protection against a slip.

Davy 01-13-2018 07:23 PM

Not a bad idea. :tup1:

Mtea 03-07-2018 04:40 AM

It worked
 
I wanted to circle back with results. I did use the vibrating blade on my Ryobi one+ to take out the grout after I had put duct tape up on both the adjacent wall and floor tiles in case I slipped. I also used a paint scraping tool and putty knife where the tile spacing was tight. It all worked pretty well.

I carefully filled the gap back in with grout caulk and let it cure for five days. The wetness in the corners is completely gone! Thanks to all for your input and advice.

John Bridge 03-07-2018 09:18 AM

Glad we were able to help, Marty. :)

Redlands Okie 03-07-2018 07:54 PM

Thanks for the post on the results.


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