replace a row of tile

Old 12-03-04, 07:21 PM
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replace a row of tile

We have a small bathroom with lots of 1970's blue tile. We don't want to replace all the tile, but would like to tone down the blue tile by replacing a row or two of the tile with a row of white tile. I know its not too difficult to replace a broken tile. Does it seam reasonable to replace a whole row? Anything different in the process as compared to replacing one broken tile?
Old 12-04-04, 06:45 AM
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If you find that it's a green board shower wall behind the tile, you wil have a hard time getting the tile off without ruining the paper face on the green board. Once that face is compromised, it's usless and will fall apart in no time with water exposure. If the walls were full mud floated onto them, then you should be able to accomplish this by removing the grout from around the tiles, and breaking one of them and then popping the other onse off the wall with a stiff putty knife or 5-1 tool and a hammer with some light taps. Protect the tub with an old blanket.
Old 12-04-04, 03:03 PM
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If these are mudset walls then you need to be very careful when taking these tile off the wall so you don't open up the proverbial can of worms by loosening either other tiles or the mud itself,if there has been water leaking into the wall and onto the mud then it is more than likely very soft and brittle and will easily start to fall apart.So be very careful when you start to do this cause it may cause more harm than good

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