How to Remove Self Adhesive Vinyl Tiles How to Remove Self Adhesive Vinyl Tiles

What You'll Need
Utility knife
Metal scraper
Putty knife
Protective eye wear

Removing self adhesive vinyl tiles requires some time and effort to ensure that no adhesive or tile is left on the sub floor.

Step 1 – Heating the Tiles

Put on protective eye wear before you begin to prevent any injuries from flying tile debris. With the hair dryer, carefully apply the heat to the tiles while keeping it away from your skin.

Step 2 – Loosening the Tiles

Use a utility knife to slice through one of the tiles. Slip a putty knife under the edge of the tiles. Pull up on the putty knife to loosen the self adhesive tile from the surface of the floor. Continue loosening the edges of all the tiles.

Step 3 – Scraping the Adhesive

Use a scraper to scrape any adhesive off the floor beneath the tile. Remove as much of the adhesive as possible. If necessary, use a hair dryer to soften the adhesive. The softened adhesive will be easier to scrape away.

Step 4 – Removing the Tiles

Pull the tiles away from the floor. Put the old tiles into a receptacle. Continue loosening the tiles and removing them until all of the floor is complete. Be sure to dispose of the old tiles properly.

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