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Old 01-31-2011, 09:33 AM   #1
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I am contemplating removing tile in my bathroom floor bc of a bad install give me advice on removing the tile.

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Old 01-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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Ceramic or vinyl?

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Get started with a hammer and prybar. Buy enough plastic tote containers to hold the waste. Trash bags will tear and a trash can is too large. The storage containers are easy to transport in a truck and reusable after the job. Take your toilet and vanity up if the tile goes under them and cover over your tub with a drop cloth. Get a few tiles up and dig through the cement board and clear a 2'x4' area. After you have that down to the subfloor start using a roofing shovel and just pry as much up as you can with it. I use a roofing shovel because it gets the nails or screws holding the backerboard down too. If you are on concrete just use a shovel and start filling the containers. Tape off other rooms and use eye protection and gloves. Broken tile is sharp and it has a tendency to fly everywhere. This is also a dusty process. Be careful around pipes and the tub. Make sure to protect all exposed surfaces.
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A roofing shovel is a grey idea. I didn't know if the backerboard had to come up.
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It's not really an idea as it is a functioning process. You are going to have to replace the backerboard. You will more than likely not be able to save the backerboard and spend more time than necessary removing the tile. Just spend the money and do it right.

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