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Old 08-20-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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How to remove cemented tile intact?

I broke a couple of ceramic kitchen tiles right in front of the sink.I can't find a color match, however if I could remove a couple from under the built in desk I would be in good shape, What technique could I use to remove the tile intact?
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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It may be impossible, but the best method is to cut the grout out around the tile, then use a very small flatbar,and tap it under the edge and gently pry back and forth to wiggle it free.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:05 PM   #3
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what is the tile set on ? substrate ?
I highly doubt your going to pull it off.
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Hi Larry, Welcome!

I have to agree with the general consensus of my comrades. Besides answering Brian's questions, you could try tapping the tiles under your cabinet and see if any of them have a hollow sound to them. If so, they would be the prime candidates.
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Old 08-23-2009, 07:06 AM   #5
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if you clear out all grout from around the tile you want to take up, then get a paint scraper and wedge it in between the tiles.sometimes you need a small piece of cardboard in too, to stop tiles chipping when prying.Then lightly tap with a mallet or rubber handle of hammer on an area of the tile and try pry it up there.You may need to do this in a few different places to get it to come loose.
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