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Demoing small bath - approach to removing wall tile?


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Old 01-15-22, 06:58 AM
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Demoing small bath - approach to removing wall tile?

Im demoing a small bathroom. The walls are currently tiled and I plan to replace with pvc shiplap panels with molding. I was originally planning to remove the wall tile and glue the pvc panels right over whats left of the underlying sheet rock. I wonder if Im wasting my time trying to remove the tile. Im thinking of cutting out the bottom half and replacing the sheet rock with new sheet rock or plywood. I assume if I tried to salvage the current sheet rock, Id need a this layer of overlay given the bumps etc in the sheet rock.

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Old 01-15-22, 07:15 AM
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Depends what your time is worth. I would probably demo the wall, put up new sheetrock, and tape it faster than you could chip off the tiles one by one. Even if you get them off you will likely still need to oil prime and skim the wall first to smooth the wall up. Or you might start putting holes in the wall before you get done, get frustrated and quit being careful.. So you might spend all that time trying to carefully chip them off without damaging anything, then in the end, end up ripping it off anyway.

So its really up to you to decide. But if you replace it, you will want to use drywall and tape it because of fire codes.
 
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Old 01-15-22, 07:51 AM
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Thanks.. that's what I'm thinking (cutting out the wall sections with tile, replacing with drywall, taping and patching walls. I wouldn't have to be particular given I'm going to glue the pvc over it.
 
 

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