How do I remove old floor tiles?

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  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Sep 22, 2019

    Vinyl ones - with a giant steel scraper/chisel, that has a long handle. It probably has a formal name.

    Ceramic- hammer & then chisel underneath & pry/pop them up.

    Whether you’re removing mastic adhesive or thinset mortar, that has to be done thoroughly before installing the new flooring.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Sep 22, 2019

    I use a pry bar and hammer to lift and remove each tile.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Sep 22, 2019

    You can rent machines to help do this at home improvement stores, by the hour or by the day. These may make short work of a very difficult chore. Best wishes, Jewell.

  • The Zaitleys The Zaitleys on Sep 22, 2019

    We did ours with hand tool as well. Pry bar and a hammer. And a lot of patience