How to remove a rusted steel door frame without damaging tiles?

by William

The frame is badly rusted at bottom on both sides. On the inside of the room there are tiles right against the frame. If either wall or floor tiles are damaged, I shall have to retile the whole bathroom and the floor of the entire house as these tiles are no longer available.

  3 answers
  • William William on Nov 08, 2018

    Tape off the wall tiles with painters tape. Score through any caulk or grout with a razor knife. Then remove the frame. You can also cut through the meal frame with a hack saw, reciprocating saw, or jig saw and remove it piece by piece.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 08, 2018

    Can you cut it first into pieces/sections between the bolts/anchors then underneath them,this way you could get to the bolts/cement fasteners between each small section not from the sides where tile meets frame, is it directly into concrete sub floor? The sections may have to be small enuf that you can get to whatever you need to cut under frame to get it out with sawsall or rotary cutter.If their rusty too shouldn't be too hard to cut them depending on diameter. OOOhhh does that even make sense. try to cut pieces between anchors then pull out that section/piece to get to pieces that have the anchors. let me know if it makes sense or even feasible

  • Riva Sue Riva Sue on Nov 09, 2018

    So let's say the worst happens and a wall tile gets damaged. Could you not put a wood door frame around the door to hide the tile damage without redoing the whole room?