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Existing shower floor with some of the grout removed

How I Re-Grouted A Shower Floor

How I re-grouted a shower floor for the first time is a story I thought would benefit some of MrElectrician.TV's visitors who want to learn how to re-grout their shower.  Table of Contents: Components of Epoxy Grout Removal of The Old Grout How I Re-grouted The Shower Floor Tools Used For Re-Grouting More Information About Epoxy Grout NOTE: Some text links below go to applicable products on Amazon.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.  Using my links helps to keep this website FREE. Re-grouting a shower floor is not something I would normally do for someone other than myself.  I am only equipped with tools and materials for electrical work. This particular shower floor re-grouting project was initially intended to be done by a tile installation contractor.  However, it was tough to find one who was available. A highly recommended handyman who does re-grouting was called, but he was unwilling to re-grout this shower. The handyman did not want to re-grout this shower floor because the specifications called for installing Laticrete Spectralock Premium Epoxy Grout.  He only had one experience with it, and according to him, it did not go well.  He was willing to remove the old grout and gave a ridiculously low price. Top Of Page COMPONENTS OF EPOXY GROUT Laticrete Spectralock Premium Epoxy Grout is unique because it consists of three components that must be mixed and used within a limited time frame. The Laticrete epoxy grout also requires household vinegar mixed with water for clean-up. The grout bucket with parts A & B is packaged with latex gloves, a tile sponge, and two packets of clean-up powder to be mixed in with your clean-up water.  Instructions on how to mix and apply the grout properly are also included. Part C is the colored sand that is added after parts A and B are mixed together.  It must all be thoroughly mixed to a cake batter-like consistency. For the 36-inch x 60-inch shower floor, I needed two Spectralock  0.2 US gallon (0.7 Liter) mini kits containing Parts A and B. In addition, I needed two part C's 2-pound (.9 Kilograms) colored sand packages. The color chosen is mushroom. Click here for an estimating tool to calculate how much grout will be needed for your tile. Top Of Page GROUT REMOVAL FROM A SHOWER FLOOR It turned out that the handyman's low price only called for removing the loose and broken grout.  It was an extra hourly rate for another hour and a half of labor to do the entire 15-square-foot floor (3' x 5').  Even then, he could not remove the grout from the tiles next to the wall because his power tool could not get close enough. The handyman cut out between the tiles with a small cordless circular saw with a diamond blade.  It did an excellent job of removing the old grout, but he also nicked a few tiles with it.  The 2" x 2" matted tile had 3/16" wide grout joints; however, the installed tile joints were slightly closer due to the shower floor slope. So,...