Removing tile??

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Old 01-09-06, 01:40 PM
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Removing tile??

Hi all I'm new to all this DIY stuff I have tile flooring in my new house and I want to remove it what is the best way??

I heard there is a tool but I don't know what it is called, I was told it just pops the tiles up!!

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Old 01-09-06, 02:25 PM
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Incorrectly installed tiles will just pop out. Otherwise get a hammer, safety glasses and a shovel and start pounding away. Good Luck
 
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Old 01-09-06, 03:05 PM
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Incorrectly installed tiles will just pop out. Otherwise get a hammer, safety glasses and a shovel and start pounding away. Good Luck

So just beat the tile out? and pry out the rest
 
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Old 01-09-06, 04:28 PM
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You could go to a rental store and get an electric chipping hammer with .a 2" spade on the end
 
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Old 01-09-06, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tileguybob
You could go to a rental store and get an electric chipping hammer with .a 2" spade on the end

I'll be honest I am cheap and I want the thrill of taking it out by hand... besides I'm a collections supervisor so I have frustration to get out LOL

Now seriously though would I be better getting one tile up and using the shovel to pry up the rest?
 
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Old 01-09-06, 11:14 PM
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C&S - all of the suggestions are good. How you approach removing the tile really depends on how it was originally installed.

If it was done correctly then it could be a challenge to simply shovel them off the substrate. Since you won't know until you begin, it may be best to attempt the removal using the least expensive option first (hammer and shovel), and graduate to renting the electric hammer chisel if necessary.

best of luck!
 
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Old 01-11-06, 04:02 PM
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Put it this way.

On job A) I was on my hands and knees chipping out the tile little by little. It was installed correctly and at the time I hated that it was.

Job B) I was able to take a pry bar and get under the backing board and pull it up in sheets. It was installed incorrectly and I was happy it was.

If the tiles on your floor are cracked, or grout has been flaking out of the joints, then your floor may have been installed incorrectly and you have a great chance of pulling it out in sheets rather than small chunks.

Good Luck, and you will be able to remove a lot of frustration.

Also, stop calling me trying to collect, I already told you I am broke.
 
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Old 01-12-06, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Peladu
Put it this way.

On job A) I was on my hands and knees chipping out the tile little by little. It was installed correctly and at the time I hated that it was.

Job B) I was able to take a pry bar and get under the backing board and pull it up in sheets. It was installed incorrectly and I was happy it was.

If the tiles on your floor are cracked, or grout has been flaking out of the joints, then your floor may have been installed incorrectly and you have a great chance of pulling it out in sheets rather than small chunks.

Good Luck, and you will be able to remove a lot of frustration.

Also, stop calling me trying to collect, I already told you I am broke.
LoL thanks man !!
 
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