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Old 02-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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We are replacing a pedestal sink because of a leak and I have to repair the wall some since the prior owner decided to use adhesive caulk to adhere the sink basin to the wall instead of using screws with a board behind the wall. My fiancÚ asked if we could replace the tile trim along the floor too while we are doing a mini remodel. I've attached a picture. How hard is it to remove the tile? Can I replace it with standard wood baseboard? We have standard wood moulding around the doors and windows already, but wanted to double check. Any recommendations for technique on removing the tile to not damage the floor. I don't mind minor repairs to the plaster I already have to fix the sink area.

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I recently removed some tiles from a wall and it just depends ... some came off easily and some were more stubborn. If you are careful, most wall damage can be patched wt compound. I think baseboard would be a great idea since the tiles do not match well.
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A sharp blow from the top of the tile with a brick chisle and a hammer should pop it off.
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Any recommended technique? I've never removed tile before where I had to minimize wall damage
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Okay, I'll picked a brick chisel.
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i'd use a flat pry bar and put it between the tile and the wall and whack with a hammer and they should just pop off. then pick out a baseboard that was taller then the tile and no drywall repairs.... if you dont accidently hit the wall while removing the tile lol
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The masonry chisel is working well. I don't think they used thinset though. It was either used very sparingly or it's construction adhesive.
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A sharp blow from the top of the tile with a brick chisle and a hammer should pop it off.

This method worked perfect for me as well.
Measure from the floor to the top of the ragged edge that will probably be on the drywall after the tiles are removed. Buy some moulding the same size or a bit taller (4 1/4 worked for me) and some base shoe or quarter round.

Put a wood shim on the floor (thick end against the wall with moulding on top of it) nail and glue your molding to the wall, install shoe/quarter to cover gap at bottom.
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Yeah I have colonial 3 1/4 moulding throughout the house which perfect height once top edge is caulked
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Any recommended technique? I've never removed tile before where I had to minimize wall damage
Take a razor knife and run it along the top of the tile before you try to remove it...that will minimize tearing when you pry the tile loose. Start with a stiff putty knife to pry. The thinner the prying object the less chance of breaking the tile.

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