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Unread 01-30-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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Removing old ceramic floor tile

Need to remove existing 12" x 12" ceramic floor tile in a restaurant (tile has worn and lost color, manufacturer will warranty the work).

Floor is 24 x 32', so I need options.

Would an air chisel work?

According to owner existing tile is installed with 1/4" notched trowel (thinset) over 1/4" hardiboard which is laid in thinset and screwed into subfloor.

Can I realistically save the hardiboard and just remove the tile?

How can I get the tiles up without a ton of chisel/hammer work?

Existing installation looks fine. Only reason for removal is loss of color.

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Unread 01-30-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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Hi Jim.
I think a demo hammer is going to be the only effecient
option here, and it will dig up your hardi backer. I would
go in prepared to demo the existing floor right back down
to the subfloor and start from scratch. You wont regret
installing new hardi backer or Ditra. Setting tile over used
backer board is a pain in the neck and will most likely void
any warranties. Good luck.
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Unread 01-30-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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did u ever think of tiling over the existing tile?if you have never taken up cement board with thinset under it, there is a good chance youll damage the subfloor if you have never done it before. thats a huge area your talking about especially if your doing it yourself. air hammer or not.im saying floor height will be an issue but you have no idea what ur getting yourself into taking up that much cement board without proper help.
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Unread 01-31-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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Tile Removal

Sounds like good advice.

Unable to tile over floor due to existing glass door (no clearance or ability to make clearance), etc.

What about the air chisel idea?

Anyone ever try that scenario?

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Unread 01-31-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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Hi Jim

An air chisel has the same effect as a demo hammer. Basically
a small jackhammer. It should work fine for you. Pieces of tile
will be flying and you will kick up some dust so take precautions
to protect furniture and glass. A dust mask and goggles are
real handy too
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