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Old 12-23-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm trying to extend the ceramic tiling in my front hallway. The existing tiled area has a metal border (transition piece) around it that I need to remove and I'm not sure how. I'm pretty sure the metal border extends about 1.5" underneath the tiles that it touches and might be cemented in with the thin-set mortar.
Any ideas on how to remove it?
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure the metal border extends underneath the tiles...
That it does, that it does.
This situation is always a pain to deal with. I have tried any number of ways to do this and have resigned myself to the easiest way is to remove the tiles that trap the metal edging.

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I have a question. I am newer at tiling. I have only done one project before and that was on a cement floor. I am getting ready to take out linoleum in my master bath and put in tile. I am reading that you shouldn't put tile down on plywood. That it needs to be on cement backer board. Your photo has the tile on plywood. This has me confused. Please forgive me as I am still learning.
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What photo are you talking about?

Ceramic tile can in fact be installed directly to plywood but it is not recommended by anyone in the industry. It isn't the best idea and requires some special techniques with no guaranteed results.
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That looks like OSB to me, not plywood. Hopefully there's either 1/4" backer or Ditra under there.

Plywood can be installed direct over ply (not recommended), but not direct over the subfloor. Two layers of ply are required.

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OH! That picture! That was dumb of me.

It looks as if something is under that tile between the tile and the OSB. What you see in that picture however is not plywood.

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