Removing Ceramic Tile In Bathroom

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Old 07-29-07, 06:38 AM
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Removing Ceramic Tile In Bathroom

I Have A 12 X 5 Bathroom That We Will Be Removing The Ceramic FLOOR Tile. What Is The Best Way To Remove The Ceramic FLOOR Tile?
 
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Old 07-29-07, 10:58 AM
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IF it was installed properly, C-4 comes to mind. Really, you will have a monumental task ahead of you. You can purchase a pneumatic tile remover, which looks like a straightened hoe on steroids. It provides impact at the head to help break up the tile, cbu and thinset. I just demo'd a 4x4 toilet room and it took my helper all day with a cold chisel and ram bar, so get ready. Now, if it was put in poorly, an hour and a half tops.
 
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Unfortunately, I can't paint you any better picture. Chandler is right, it's just manual labor. In an instance like this, installer incompetence would be a good thing.
 
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Old 07-30-07, 03:13 AM
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HDepot rents a line of Hammer Drills that are well suited for this task. Hilti is the brand name, and they are Hammers more than Drills. Picture a handheld pneumatic jack hammer. This will definately help you along.

Personally, I hope to never have to demo one of my own installations. When I install, I plan on it being there for life.......Best of luck to you.
 
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