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Removing tile grout – it couldn’t be easier

A multi-function tool is being used to remove grout from a wall.
If you remove the grout cleanly, you can replace individual tiles without any problems.


Before you can replace an individual tile in your bathroom, kitchen or hallway, the grout around the broken tile must be removed. Our step-by-step guide will show you how to go about it.

It should go without saying that your safety is paramount at every stage of the project. Make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself. You can find everything you need to know about the protective clothing required for each type of task in our guide.

You need
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • box knife
  • No materials needed
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 2

Removing the grout around the tile

A woman is using a multi-function tool to remove the grout from around a tile.

You need: Multi-function tool

Have you got your protective goggles, ear protection and mask on? Then let’s get started. Place your multi-function tool with a suitable segment saw blade on the grout and carefully remove it. Move the tool slowly and steadily in one direction. Repeat this process on the other three sides of the tile. Be careful though! Focus on what you’re doing – the tool is sensitive and can quickly damage an unbroken tile if you aren’t careful.

Step 2 2

Removing the remnants of the grout

You need: Vacuum cleaner, box knife

Once the grout has been roughly cut out, you can remove the last remnants with the box knife. It’s worth vacuuming up the dust and grout remnants with the vacuum cleaner when you’re done.

Need help replacing a broken tile? Then check out our tips for removing it without breaking a sweat here. If, on the other hand, you want to know what the best way of renewing the grout is, you can find out everything you need to know here.