removing old tile

Old 02-23-03, 06:56 PM
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removing old tile

i am moving cabinets in the kitchen and need more tile. i have been everywhere and there is no way i can match as that type was last manufactured 10 years ago.

under some of the cabinets are tiles that i could use if only i could remove them intact. they are octogonol 13 square inches, with 4" square tiles that were at the ends.

any ideas or information as to how, or even if, i can do this without them shattering.?

as ever, i would be most appreciative of any advice.
Old 02-24-03, 04:02 PM
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If they are mounted to the sheetrock, you can pry them off with a spatula or big putty knife. They will come free of the sheetrock. You may then be able to clean the adhesive enough to use them.
Old 03-01-03, 12:18 PM
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Joan , If the tiles are correctly adhered they will take a good portion of the sheetrock with them. I would cut the sheetrock out, replace it with wonderboard or new sheetrock, and follow with new tile. If your in love with the current tile, it can be cleaned up but it's an enormous effort.

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