July 12, 2009

Tile Removal | Replacement Made Easy (sort of…)

Here are pictures I took from a few different tile replacement jobs.

Here is the basic process:

1. Remove the grout surrounding the tiles to be replaced (this helps reduce/eliminate the transfer of impact vibrations when breaking the tile up)

Dremel tool beind used here:

Dremel Tool Being Used

2. Using an angle grinder and a diamond blade cut and “X” into the tile.


cut tile x

3. Use a hammer and chisel to break out the remaining pieces of tile.


After the tile is removed and pieces have been cleaned up you need to remove the thinset (the cement like adhesive that was used to stick the tile down in the first place) and make the surface flat so the new tile lays flat on the surface.

I’ll make a video about the installing the new tile but I figure this will point you in the right direction.

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