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If your old grout is cracking, then, technically, new grout can be placed over the old grout, but that is just a temporary solution. In a short time, the cracks come back. The Floor Elf holds that the best, permanent sol... More »

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A grout rake and an oscillating multitool are good tools for removing grout, according to PopularMechanics. The rake is a hand-held tool recommended for small areas and narrow grout joints measuring 1/4-inch or less. The... More »

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Although new grout can be applied over old grout, it is not recommended. Old and new layers do not adhere to each other; this is nothing more than a temporary solution. The initial problem is likely to recur. More »

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