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Old 05-31-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Removing kitchen ceramic tile floor


I incorrectly installed a ceramic tile floor in my kitchen and have about 20 tiles I need to replace. What is the easiest way to take them up in order to put new tile down?

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What was the adhesive, thinset or mastic?? You may be able to soften mastic, but you will likely have to break the tiles out with thinset. But sometimes carefully working a chisel under the tile will loosen the whole tile. I am assuming you want to get the tiles out undamaged??

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I think it must be thinset....the tiles are adhered to the cement board pretty good and don't want to come up very easily. The fact that the diswasher flooded the floor and got under the tile causing more to break didn't help.
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Maybe you were not the one who installed the tiles? If you did install them, I am wondering why you wouldn't know if it's thinset mortar or mastic? I hope it's thinset, cuz mastic would have been a big mistake. BTW, thinset mortar ONLY comes in a bag...powder form. Which is it?

Once you smash the first tile, a long bladed putty knife or similar will help. If not completely cured, it is possible removing them may not ruin the backer board too?

I'm not getting how this floor is installed. If the floor flooded a few days after installing, it is possible the subfloor has buckled........maybe?

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