How to remove tiles?

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Posted by: from Brampton
3/31/2018 at 11:55:20 PM

I started work to put new tiles in my washroom. the existing tile were installed with some kind of adhesive and with the chisel it's coming of in small pieces. Should I use a small jackhammer with chisel bit? Any suggestions?

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Date/Time4/1/2018 at 5:46:51 AM

Remove the drywall or plaster

If you do get it all off with a hammer ? Or jack hammer ,

The wall will need a lot of repair .

Easier to just cut the drywall and replace it

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Date/Time4/1/2018 at 8:46:26 AM

Does not matter which way you take the tiles off, the existing tile backer will likely not be re-useable.

So just cut the whole thing in manageable pieces and use a crowbar to pry it off.

Good luck

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Date/Time4/1/2018 at 10:58:00 AM

If it's in a shower or tub surround you will have to completely remove the tile backer and start fresh. If it's the floor tiles we find a roofing shovel works best to get under the wire mesh to get everything up.

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Fahd in Brampton
Date/Time4/1/2018 at 1:21:38 PM

Sorry, I didn't mention that it was about washroom floor tiles, installed on the plywood.

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Date/Time4/1/2018 at 2:01:18 PM

Yes a jackhammer is easiest and fastest way to remove floor tile from any floor. PS just be careful and keep the Jackhammer on a slight angle so it's not to go through the plywood. Jeff

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