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How to Remove Tile Flooring

Author : Date : 10/31/2012 1:54:37 AM

One day we all face the inevitable truth that our beautiful tile flooring needs replacement. Tiles get old. A good many things can happen to your once glorious floor: some tiles crack, some lose their luster, others just dull or wear from being constantly stepped on. But, you can remove tiling and install beautiful new tiles without breaking too much of a sweat.

Before you do the actual work, choose the replacement. There are pros and cons to each option, glass, ceramic, porcelain, metal, and stone. The tougher, longer lasting materials are metal, stone, and ceramic tile. The benefits are they're easy-to-clean, strong, and often stain resistant. The down-side is that they're cold, loud, and can get pricey. Glass and porcelain are beautiful, colorful, and smooth. The downside is they require more patience installing and you need to be more gentle with them.

First you must remove the molding. You can pry off the baseboard by gently tapping a chisel or putty knife. Make sure you have a pencil handy to mark them and their location for reinstall later. Once you remove furniture and/or appliances from the room you can start working on the actual floor. Use some sort of diamond blade, preferably in an angle grinder to cut evenly on the edges of the grout between tiles. Then comes the fun part. You put down some plastic sheets to prevent dust from filtering through your house and you start to hammer, drill, chisel, and scrape away your old tiles. Clean up the scraps, even out the floor, and you're ready to place in your new tile.