Clean Threshold Tile Removal Tips

If you want to clean and remove the tile threshold separating two of your rooms, there are some tips that you should follow in order to do the job more effectively. In doing this project, accomplishing a neat and complete job is a must in order to maintain the appeal of your flooring.

Short Thrusts

When removing the tiles, use swift downward 45-degree angle thrusts in order to remove them. It is much faster this way rather than attacking the tiles with one big heave until they come off. This also somehow saves your energy, especially if you plan to remove a lot of the threshold.

Lubricate the Glue

Once you’ve gotten most of the tiles off, there will be traces of glue stuck to the floor that you will have to remove. Since this glue has already hardened, spray some rust remover or lubricant such as WD-40 on it. Let it stand for about 15 minutes for the glue to soften. It will then be easier to remove the glue with your putty knife.

Taking Your Time

This is a job that cannot be rushed, especially if you are trying to preserve the tiles that meet at the threshold. You need to be patient when cleaning the tile threshold in order to avoid damaging the other parts of your floor.