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Gerry Kiernan 06-05-2008 12:28 PM

Removing Ceramic tile from subfloor
 
Hi;

I have ceramic tile in my kitchen which is badly cracked due to the subfloor having a hump. It is six by six tile, and I would like to remove it from the kitchen floor and replace it with cork or wood plank flooring. I would like to try to salvage the undamaged tiles to repair the rest of the floor adjacent to the kitchen. Does anybody have any suggestions for removing the undamaged tiles without destroying them in the process?

Thanks

Gerry:huh:

JazMan 06-05-2008 12:42 PM

If it had been installed right you'll have a hard time saving many if any. No way to know until you start removing. It also depends on what the tiles are set over and with what. I would say you should be able to salvage some with luck.

Gerry Kiernan 06-05-2008 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JazMan (Post 128061)
If it had been installed right you'll have a hard time saving many if any. No way to know until you start removing. It also depends on what the tiles are set over and with what. I would say you should be able to salvage some with luck.

Thanks for the response JazMan.

You are likely right, but I'll give it a try. As far as I know the subfloor is plywood. I'll know for sure once I start.

Gerry

Floorwizard 06-06-2008 12:33 AM

Some just may come off OK.
Then to take the thinset off the back off the tile.......yowch

Gerry Kiernan 06-06-2008 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Florcraft (Post 128280)
Some just may come off OK.
Then to take the thinset off the back off the tile.......yowch

I hope you're having better weather up there than we are down here. We are calling this month Junuary so far. Not the best biking weather.

Gerry:censored:


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