Removing Tile


Old 05-25-00, 06:21 PM
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Iam removing ceramic tile and replacind it with wood plank flooring. What is your advise? The wood floor will be glued to the concrete floor above grade.
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Old 05-29-00, 01:38 AM
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Assume this means the tile is on the concrete floor now.

That means a thin set mortar is used.

This job can be a bear. Varies, depends on tile size, age, use (lot of water, traffic, etc), quality of original installation. The bigger and thicker sizes tend to come out the best.

Do a couple test tries, see if they will pop using a stone hammer (no wood hammers) and broad brick chisel from an edge. Try smashing and chisel out the bits. Hit on top with hammer and try to pop them out, etc.

Basically what works for that particular job.

Be sure to have good eye protection.

Might even try electric jack hammer with wide blade. Low angle to prevent damage to slab.

After all the tile are removed rough clean with chisel. Smooth slab by water and cement finisher brick. Like block sanding. Good tough job. After a day of this, you don't need any Sominex that night.

Best of luck

[This message has been edited by Rambler (edited May 29, 2000).]

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