How to get rid of Individual Tiling,.

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Old 09-13-16, 11:28 AM
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How to get rid of Individual Tiling,.

Hello I recently moved into a new house and while one of the bathrooms is absolutely stunning, the other one needs to be updated! Currently it has a fish motif, with mostly white tiles around the entire bathroom with one strip off about an inch tile, that is emblazoned with clown fish. While this is a tremendous children's bathroom, we currently have no children and would like to remove the "fish bathroom" Is there an easy way to cut out one tile? Or do I have to remove every individual tile? Also is there a way to paint over the tile? What do you think the best option is?

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Old 09-13-16, 02:38 PM
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Welcome to the forums! We'll wait on pictures. It always helps. Not too many close ups, so we can get a grasp of the entire installation.
 
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Here are some pictures, sorry for the delay.

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Old 09-13-16, 05:57 PM
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First, you will need to find a suitable replacement tile that is the same size and more in your "style".

Then, you need to break the grout bond between the clown fish tile and the field body tiles. I use a oscillating tool with a thin grout saw attachment or a flat scrapper blade on that same oscillating tool. Once the grout has been cut and released from the main wall, you can chisel out the old unwanted tile. If you don't release the grout bond, then you will get tile blow out and chipping of the tiles that you want to keep. Then clean up the channel created and install your new tile.
 
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Old 09-14-16, 02:34 AM
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In addition one problem I see is that you will encounter sheetrock on the dry section of the bathroom. Be careful not to cut too deeply with your tools so as to damage it. Try to stay on the surface. You may remove the sheetrock's paper, but it can be skimmed and tile replaced. I just hope the tub (wet) area has concrete backer or equivalent rather than sheetrock.
 
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