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popiesbaby 12-18-2008 09:52 AM

tiling - How difficult to remove from a wall?
Hey guys how had is it to remove ceramic tile from a wall without tearing out the wall?

jensenconstruction 12-19-2008 12:57 AM

If it's over drywall, the best solution is to just tear it out and install new drywall. It's not worth the hassle to do otherwise.

If it's set on a motor bed, we've been able to use a flat chisel behind the tiles to pop them off. then a little scraping to clean up the surface and you can install your new tile.

bradnailer 12-19-2008 10:17 AM

If the tile has been glued directly to drywall, when you try to take the tile off, you'll generally pull the paper off the drywall. So, as was mentioned, it's generally faster and cleaner just to take down the drywall.

angus242 12-19-2008 11:46 AM

I agree with both statements above :thumbsup:

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