Asked on May 12, 2017

What is the most efficient way to take out a ceramic tile floor?

Pat bucherToniEstasban


4 answers
  • None
    on May 13, 2017

    Break the first one with a hammer and then use a metal scraper like for drywall pasting and push under tiles to release them. That's what we did. It was pretty fast and easy.
  • Estasban
    on May 14, 2017

    None is right if the tiles were laid own in the last few years. If, however, they are from the 1900's to 1950's then the application was more complex. Those tile floors had an under layerment (like a base coat) of cement with a wire mesh as a crack preventer. Over this was another thinner layer of a cement like mortar, into which the tile were placed . Then the grout was added to finish off the floor tile.
    If the hammer and scrapper doesn't get the job done as you expect. You may need to rent a power hammer (like a small, light weight, jack hammer ) Tell the rental yard folks what your doing and your experience level and they can advise you.
    Its a messy job, but the end result will be worth it I'm sure.
  • Toni
    on May 22, 2017

    rent a tool from Home Depot to do it.
  • Pat bucher
    on May 28, 2017

    hammer and chisel hit the tile first with hammer to losen the tile then lift been doing my kitchen for 2 days once in a while I get a stubborn tile but it was easy my house is 20 years old original tile so it came up easy I was going to get a hammer drill and do it but it was no problem only problem was getting old and hurting the next day
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