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Old 10-29-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Is there a way to remove this glass tile border without wrecking the travertine I think there is a membrane behind it guessing from the edge where the tile meets the drywall

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Is there a way to remove this glass tile border without wrecking the travertine I think there is a membrane behind it guessing from the edge where the tile meets the drywall


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It can be done---A multi-tool will help you.

Remove the grout----pry out a few tiles--do not pry against the travertine--it will chip.

slip a thin and narrow multi-tool blade behind the tile and start cutting the thinset---

Should be a quick job.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:25 AM   #4
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If that was my house, I'd be thinking long and hard about the value of chipping out the glass tile & replacing it. It's going to be one heckuva lot of work, complete with the very likely possibility of damaging the surrounding tile. Then you've got to consider how you're going to replace it. Can you match the existing travertine tile? How about the grout?

To me it seems like a lot of work, and a lot of risk, for not much improvement.

Obviously, you're more than welcome to do whatever you'd like. Those are just my thoughts.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:59 AM   #5
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Those glass tiles can easily be removed. Use a grout saw and remove all the grout between the glass and the travertine. You can purchase a small hand grout saw for around seven dollars at home centers. Once the grout is removed you can't really hurt the travertine.

Remove enough grout between some of the glass tiles so that you can pry on only the glass, don't pry on the travertine. Once you have a start you can use a small putty knife and hammer to chisel away at the glass tiles. They should lift easily. I would be afraid to use a multi tool as it may dig into the substrate and you don't want to damage it.

Once the glass is removed it is easy enough to find something that will fit in the groove. If the grout doesn't match next time around it wouldn't matter too much if the clean out of the old grout is done with some diligence. The new grout (if slightly off color) would serve a an additional feature. In fact, you may choose a different colored grout to add some decorative attributes.

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^^ I'll defer to your years of experience. My very limited experience with trying to remove tiles has been a royal painus in the anus! Obviously I've been doing something wrong.
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Dr. Hicks---Making mistakes and having to fix them is how we learned how to pull tiles out.

Obviously you haven't made enough mistakes yet.

Start making more mistakes!!!
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Dr. Hicks---Making mistakes and having to fix them is how we learned how to pull tiles out.

Obviously you haven't made enough mistakes yet.


Start making more mistakes!!!
You know... My wife has never said that to me!

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