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Old 09-22-18, 04:47 PM
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I have 3 12x12 flooring tiles that need to be replaced. they are not peel and stick.

How do I remove only the three?

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What type of tile you have? VCT, ceramic/porcelain, glue down vinyl or click lock?
 
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glue down stuff

I don't know what vct stands for...Sorry

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Glue down meaning vinyl? If so, there's typically a 1/4" layer of plywood underneath that you take up with it. Any idea if that's the case for you?
 
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Unfortunately I think that's the case..

Thank you again..
 
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You would make an cut in the center of the tile and work your way out toward the edges. Making sure you are careful the closer to the edge of the tile you get so as to not disturb the good tiles you are not replacing. Assume you have replacement tiles for this. It is not necessary in a repair situation to remove the 1/4" underlayment. If the glue will not give, apply heat to that tile either with a hair dryer or heat gun, again being careful not to damage and good tiles. I have also removed and softened the glue with a clothes iron to apply the heat.
 
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Sorry, I failed to notice you're replacing a few tiles, I thought the whole floor needed to come up - czizzi steered you right.
 
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Thank you both very much!!!!
 
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I don't know what vct stands for...Sorry
Gooooooogle is your friend
https://www.armstrongflooring.com/co...tion-tile.html
 
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