Salvaging Ceramic Tiles

Old 04-29-05, 12:35 PM
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Question Salvaging Ceramic Tiles

Does anyone have experience on how to remove 6 x 6 ceramic floor tiles so they can be re-used? The tiles were installed on a plywood backing with some sort of mix-on-site adhesive/thin set. The tiles are in excellent shape and we would like to salvage as many as possible for use in another bathroom. Also any information on removal of the grout and adhesive for re-use would be appreciated.
Old 04-30-05, 06:45 AM
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I'm kind of dealing w/ the same thing but not set on reusing anything. Just hate to damage something that might be useful.

Currently removing about 35 sq ft of 3"x3" w/ a hammer and chisel and managing to pry up each one w/ a couple of strokes and about a 90% accuracy of not chipping anything. But I'm not being that careful, just letting the wedge do the work.

Of course my tile's on top of what appears to be some older stone-like tile that is all 1"x2", 1"x1", and a couple of colors. Might explain why I'm having a relatively easy time of it.

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