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Old 08-15-2009, 08:47 AM   #1
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Removing old bathroom tile floor

2nd floor bathroom. House built in 1963. Small tiles. I believe the tile was laid over a concrete subfloor poured when built. What is (if there is such an animal!) the easiest way to remove this floor? Thanks in advance for any help. Rick


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Old 08-15-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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Rick - Check out the Artillery tool system. It will take care of that tile without any problem. But if you are just doing 1 bathroom and dont want to fork out a couple hundred bucks for tools, just get a stanley wonderbar, a stone chisel, a rubber mallet and your basic hammer . While it is tempting to just get in there and break all that crap out, go slow and with method. Good luck.


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If this is a second floor bath it's unlikely there is a concrete floor unless you have an old-fashion "mud-job" or are living in a condo.

If this is a condo you need to regroup before to take out anything. There are rules.

If this is a wood structure with cement board a hammer and chisel should do the job.

If this is a wood structure with a mud-job" you aren't likely to get the tile out without destroying the mud-job so...

Go rent an electric chipping hammer and go after the whole thing all at one time.

Trouble with that approach is now you have to redo the mud-job before new tile can be installed.

So.....the question is...

Which is it?
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