Tile Removal Millington TN

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.

Southland Brick & Block
(615) 893-7146
700 Ordway St
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Mid-Continental Restoration Co Inc
(615) 896-3978
221 W Castle St
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Harrison Charles D
(931) 358-5152
4359 Highway 41a S
Clarksville, TN
 
Alley-Cassetty Companies Inc
(615) 893-6280
415 New Salem Rd
Murfreesboro, TN
 
Lee Brick And Block
(800) 326-7594
1005 N Vine St Hopkinsville
Clarksville, TN
 
Brentwood Granite & Cabinet Design Center
(615) 376-6122
1018 Seals Way Ste A
Murfreesboro, TN
 
A Woman'S Touch Landscaping
(931) 801-6751
4131 John Haley Rd
Clarksville, TN
 
Alley-Cassetty Brick
(931) 553-8084
814 Crossland Ave
Clarksville, TN
 
Lagreen'S Masonry Company
(615) 890-9990
3314 Diamond Ct
Murfreesboro, TN
 
DeLeon Construction
(865) 898-2616
204 Northwestern Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN
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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...

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