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Old 09-24-2008, 01:43 PM   #1
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vinyl shower floor removal

I just bought a condo in Clearwater, Florida, built in 1972. I want to replace the shower floor. It looks like vinyl. The walls are ceramic tiles lapping over the lip of the floor and are in good enough shape to keep. How do I remove the floor ? I'll have to remove the two rows of tiles touching and closest to the floor. How do I remove the tiles without damaging the tiles above the ones being removed? Thank you for any help You can give.

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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How do I remove the floor ?
razor knife and a razor floor scraper and lots of elbow grease.
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How do I remove the tiles without damaging the tiles above the ones being removed?
you need to cut out the grout joints a little and remove one tile at one end, then work left to right chipping away at the side of the tile.
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Thank you very much. I now think that I might be able to refinish the pan without removing it or the tiles. I saw a product in Lowe's called " Magic Renew" which claims that with some steel wool and application of an epoxy, I can refinish the pan as long as it doesn't bend and is not plastic. Is there any way to tell if the pan is plastic or acrylic or fiberglass ? Hoping for a reply. Alexander.
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tap on it I guess. more then likely its plastic or fiberglass. you would know if it was solid like terazzo or a precast.
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