Asked on Jul 28, 2018

How to remove a tile floor?

SherriJan MarieBUanca
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My kitchen floor is terrible. When we bought th house it wasn't to bad, we now need to remove it because tiles are cracked, chipped, and just looks terrible..Also we want to take them up to level the floor because it slants and dips in one area..

The pic. shows 1 tiles that's cracked but the whole floor is a mess...HELP

8 answers
  • Jcraw
    Jcraw
    on Jul 28, 2018

    Weve been there, Kat. At the top left of this page is our Project Search box. Type in Replacing Tile Floors. You’ll be amazed and impressed by how many questions and answers apply to your dilemma.
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  • Bijous
    Bijous
    on Jul 28, 2018

    Hi. Oh that's not good to hear. Taking up the tile is just a messy job. Smash and clean up. You'll need to use as many power tools as possible. Try a rental shop for a demolition jack and purchase a thinset removal bit for your power drill. It sounds like you've got foundation issues. Be sure and get it fixed correctly and don't just do a patch job. Good luck.

    • Kay
      Kay
      on Jul 28, 2018

      No foundation issues, Already had it checked...We are thinking when they remodeled the kitchen before we bought it, they just cheaper on sub-flooring and didn't do a good so that's why where seeing a dip in the middle of one side of the kitchen...If anything the basement needs them poles to jack up the floor...
  • Charronne Johnston
    Charronne Johnston
    on Jul 28, 2018

    I got rid of the ceramic tiles here with a hammer, a chisel and a scraper. Took no time at all. Smash the tiles, a few at a time, into little pieces, brush those bits out of the way. Most of the grout and concrete will likely break up too. Use chisel and hammer to loosen and still firm bit, and the scraper to make the base smooth again. I did an area about 8 x 10 in a couple of hours

  • Kay
    Kay
    on Jul 28, 2018

    i believe so
  • BUanca
    BUanca
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Below is what I have to go through 3 weeks back , our tiles were moving as you walk and making noise,some were cracked. We had to remove them and put new ones. The process is so messy and so dusty thou, make sure u cover each and everything because the dust is just too much . You going to have to clean up everything and wash everything when you done. Good luck

  • BUanca
    BUanca
    on Jul 29, 2018

    Below is what I have to go through 3 weeks back , our tiles were moving as you walk and making noise,some were cracked. We had to remove them and put new ones. The process is so messy and so dusty thou, make sure u cover each and everything because the dust is just too much . You going to have to clean up everything and wash everything when you done. Good luck

  • Jan Marie
    Jan Marie
    on Aug 25, 2018

    By your photos I am guessing that yours is just tile removal which depending on the adhesive used could be easy (pop right up) or the tile will need to be broken first and then pried up. I found that one part of tile removal that is over looked is how to get rid of it. We picked up a dumping permit and dumped everything at one time. Depending on where you live, you may be entitled to 1 or 2 free dumping permits a year. Check with your local municipality. Due to weight we filled storage containers that had a handle on each side and two people could carry it to the truck. Gather old buckets etc and keep the old tile in those containers so when you get to the dump you can empty each container at the dump. You can get old buckets at donut shops because the donut fillings comes in buckets. We made the mistake once of just dumping debris into the back of the truck and then shoveled it out at the dump (you are also handling the debris an extra time). That was a big mistake because it took forever to clean up the truck bed and driveway. It spread the dust and small debris everywhere. Good luck with your flooring project.

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    on Aug 25, 2018

    When you start working, turn off your air conditioning fan first. That will help with not spreading the dust. Also get some plastic drop cloths from the dollar store and put them up in your doorways with painters tape to cut down on the dust.

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