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Old 07-21-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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How do I remove this ceramic tile?


I have been trying everything under the sun trying to find a way to remove this ceramic tiling from my small bathroom floor.

Background: I have large ceramic tiling ON TOP of linoleum flooring. I have figured out the trick to removing the linoleum flooring (large scraper coupled with adhesive remover). But first I have to remove the ceramic tile first. I have tried everything: compressor with an air chisel,large crowbar with a hammer, and now I am using a wonder bar and a sledgehammer. But it is slow going. I am only knocking away the tile bit by bit (Now I know how Michelangelo felt). At this rate I should be finished in about a month.

Does anyone have any tips or tools or solvents that would help speed this up?

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:47 AM   #2
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I feel your pain. I recently remodled our laundry room with 12x12 ceramic tiles.We bought a large lot of them so we could do the kitchen and bathroom as well. I got all the tiles mortared in and went to bed. The nex day i was going to grout only to find that nine of the tiles had a slight pink hue to them. Obviously a factory defect. I ended up buying a 3'' masons chisel> Yeah it sucked! Took me six hours to remove 9 tiles. 1/4 inch chunks at a time. Then I had to spread a layer of mortar around to fill the voids it created in the hardyboard.

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can you post a photo?
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I quite often break them up with a small sledge hammer amd then a wonder bar and hammer
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I quite often break them up with a small sledge hammer amd then a wonder bar and hammer
I think we are on the same page. How hard can I slam them with a sledge hammer before I have to start worrying about cracking by slab floor?
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I think we are on the same page. How hard can I slam them with a sledge hammer before I have to start worrying about cracking by slab floor?
I would not get to carried away, try hiting them on a angle with the sledge or start at the edges. Boy I bet you will be gladd when its all over

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