Tile Removal Horn Lake MS
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Old tile flooring can hide a multitude of problems
Old tile flooring can hide a multitude of problems – especially in bathrooms, where there may have been water leakage over a course of many years. Expect the unexpected when you launch into removing old tile flooring, because there may be considerable work to do in preparing the exposed subflooring before installing new floor covering of any kind. Since almost all tile flooring is installed with glue, at the very least you can expect to find a glue removal project remaining after the old tile has been removed.
The Tile Doctor strongly recommends wearing safety glasses and gloves during the tile removal process. This is particularly important when removing ceramic tile, which can shatter and cause injury during the removal process.
Depending on the type of tile you are removing, you will need tools to meet the specific job requirements. For example, ceramic tile may need to be broken up with a sledgehammer until there is enough exposed subflooring to get under with a floor scraper. In other cases, such as with linoleum tile, a chisel and strong spackling knife will give you the leverage you need to begin the job.
James Young, a DIY home improvement expert, shares useful tips on the DIY Network . Among his suggestions are:
- If you're not interested in saving the tile, the simplest method is to simply break up the tile with a hammer and scrape away the remains. Place a towel over the section of tile that yo...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine