Removing Ceramic Fixtures in Bathroom

Old 01-06-02, 04:18 AM
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Question Removing Ceramic Fixtures in Bathroom

We are remodeling our main bathroom. Currently it has ceramic tile walls that we would like to keep, they are in great shape. However, there are ceramic soap dishes and toothbrush holders attached to them that we would like to remove. How is the
best way to remove them and what should we expect to find under them? We assume they are attached with some type of grout and or adhesive - how can this be removed but not destroy the tile under them? Any suggestions and advice would be appreciated. Thanks
Old 01-06-02, 07:16 AM
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Removing ceramic fixtures

Many ceramic tile fixtures are installed to the wall in the same fashion as the tiles, using mastic and grout. It sounds as if you have fixtures that have been installed on top of your wall tile. Typically, these fixtures require the installation of metal brackets on the tile. The fixtures are attached to the metal brackets. Look underneath the fixtures to see if you see evidence of a metal bracket or set screw. Removal of the fixtures would require filling in the screw holes for the metal brackets with caulk or spackle.

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