Removing ceramic tile

Old 05-07-05, 11:50 PM
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Removing ceramic tile

Thanks in advance for the advice

I am trying to replace ceramic tile in the entrance way. The house was built in the 60's and the tile is on a concrete slab. When I went to start removing the tile I started from the edge of the tiled area where there seems to be a joint in the slabe, and used a hammer to break the tile and then a chisel to pull it up. the tile comes out, but it is takeing big chunks of concrete with it, about 1/2"-3/4". Should I continue to break out the tile and then fill it back in with floor leveling compound? Do I need a concrete professional?
Old 05-08-05, 12:01 AM
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iporty, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
I am not a tile professional. Nor a concrete pro. If the concrete is coming out with the tile, I really don't see how you can stop it. The tile may have been installed before the concrete was totally cured. Looks like you will have to keep going and then use the leveler before you replace the tile. Being this late at night, I doubt any of our experts are online. Watch this post for their input though. Good luck with your project.
Old 05-08-05, 08:18 AM
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Chisle the tile up at an angle, as long as it's a concrete slab and not just a mud job, you can use a SLC made for tile to fix it or if just small divots and it is flat, just fill the holes with modified thinset, screed off, let cure, then tile away, make sure there are no cracks in the slab.

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