Removing Kitchen tile


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Old 01-29-06, 11:56 PM
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Removing Kitchen tile

Having Corian instaled and I need to remove the old kitchen tiles and sink. What tools should i need? And what should i expect to find under the tile?
 
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Old 01-30-06, 05:28 AM
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If you are having corian installed, it doesn't matter what is under the tile. It all has to come out. Tile, underlayment, etc. But, most likely the tile was laid with thinset (a concrete type mixture).
 
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Old 01-30-06, 10:39 AM
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As far as tools that i will need, just a hammmer and chisel?
 
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Old 01-31-06, 09:22 AM
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pretty much...

cant see you needing much more...
 
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Old 02-01-06, 03:37 AM
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You may have to unscrew the substrate from the corner blocks on the base cabinets. Once you have your sink out, try unscrewing the top and removing it as one piece. It will be heavy, but less messy than breaking it up.
 
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Old 02-12-06, 06:37 AM
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I used a cut down ice scraper and a small sledge. I also used a sawzall to cut the countertop into manageable pieces. Screw heads were filled with thinset and I couldn't unscrew many of them. Don't forget safety glasses and gloves. If you end up having to bust up the tile there are going to be lots of sharp edges flying around.
 
 

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