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Old 12-31-2014, 06:15 AM   #1
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How big of a job is it to remove old tile with the intent to replace it with laminate flooring?

I knows its hard to remove old vinyl. How would you compare removing vinyl to tile?

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Old 12-31-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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Ceramic tile? The difficulty depends on how it was installed---is it over concrete?
Wood floor?

If you are not sure, remove a floor heat register,if you have one---

Laminate can be installed on top of ceramic tile---

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It would be over a concrete slab. Wouldn't that raise it to where people would catch their toe if the laminate was on top on ceramic tile?
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That can be a problem---if removal is done---it is a messy and labor intensive job--

some tile will smash and pop right off when struck with a heavy hammer---leaving behind only the thinset (cement adhesive)

On larger jobs of for tiles that are stuck really well--a chipping hammer is often used--these are an electric hammer drill with a steel chisel--they can be rented--the machines are rather expensive to buy--Bosch 'bull dog' is a popular brand--google images will show you what it looks like---

Wear leather gloves and goggles---lots of chips go flying---dusty mess---
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UGH.......I was afraid that would be the anwser.

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Some jobs are just plane old hard work---made somewhat easier by modern power tools---that one is messy,hard work.
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why is it necessary to remove the tile? A transition strip would go in at any change of flooring regardless of if there was tile under the laminate or not.

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