Removing ceramic tile


Old 09-03-08, 01:35 PM
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kitchen ceramic tile floor

I really have disliked my "white" kitchen ceramic tile floor. It is smooth surfaced type ceramic tile. Once it is mopped, it gets dirty in minutes. I want to change it out. I don't know if it is possible to resurface a floor tile or if it would just need to be removed then another tile layed.
Removing sounds like a very tedious/messy job.
If it would need to be removed, is there any product out there that can be rented to make removal easier?
Thanks, Judy
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Old 09-03-08, 04:34 PM
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Hi Judy!

Big box stores have floor tile remover machine (actual name is elluding me....)that can take that up in no time if you have a larger area. Also, a chisel, hammer, etc will bust all that up.
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I would just go at it with a hammer, cold chisel, and prybar. Just tap under the tile with the hammer and cold chisel, and it should pop up.
Old 09-05-08, 06:42 PM
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A demolition hammer like a Hilti would work, can be rented as noted above, get a 2" spade for it. If the tile are set properly, they wont come up easily, also depends on what is under the tile - cement board, slab or plywood.

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