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Unread 10-07-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Can a tile floor be removed "easily"?

My wife and I are shopping for a house in Florida. Most every house we look at has 18" beige ceramic tile flooring. Unfortunately, we hate this look, even though we understand how low maintenance it is. In older houses, these are often laid over the original terrazzo floor. Is it possible to remove the ceramic tile and have the terrazzo restored, or alternately, have new tiles more to our taste laid over the exitsting tiles?
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Unread 10-07-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Welcome, Echobelly. Please change that permanent signature line to a first name for us to use.

Removing floor tile in a situation like that is especially easy. Just tell your realtor that you'll buy the house if the tile is removed.

Otherwise it's a crapshoot. Sometimes it's pretty easy to remove; other times not so much.

Almost never could you expect to reclaim a terazzo floor beneath such a removal.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Like CX said. If the tile was installed properly, it will be next to impossible to remove without destroying the terazzo. Tiling over well bonded tile is doable with the right adhesives, but often creates height issues with appliances, adjacent flooring, and doors.
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What CX and Petr said plus dishwashers, ice makers, fridges, toilets, toe kicks, baseboards, door bottoms, stair risers......
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The uglier the tile, the better it seems to be stuck on in my experience
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How easy is it to remove tile ?


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