Today is a good day for some interior demolition in your Chicago home. It is time to get rid of that tile. You might hate it, or you might just feel it is time to replace it, but either way, it has to go.
What you’ll need for a tile removal
Before you start smashing, you are going to need a few things:
- Safety glasses
- Quality gloves
- Floor Scraper
- Dust Mask
- Drop cloth
Where to begin the tile removal?
Once you have all of those, it is time to pick a starting point for tile removal. If you have taken the time to move anything not affixed to the ground, you probably already found a good place where there is no tile. This is your starting point. If you haven’t, anywhere will do.
Now that we know where to begin, let’s get to it. This might take a while, so plan enough time to get it done. Unless you don’t mind having the work half-finished.
- Use the hammer and smash a few tiles.
- Take the broken chunks and put them on the drop cloth. This is your catch-all. A bucket would work, too.
- Take a look at the floor, inspecting for cracks and other damage.
- Use your chisel to gently lift tiles you can get at from below where the putty has degraded.
- Keep doing this until the space is clear. Your hammer and chisel, or the floor scraper, will work well to get up the tile adhesive mud. It will be like thin cement. You might need to use force.
Once done with the tile removal in your Chicago home, double check the concrete for any damages. Use a shop vac for the dust and smaller pieces. If you did it all correctly, your new tile will seat nicely.
In case you don’t enjoy the dirty work, doing it for you will be a pleasure for D&D Interior Demolition Contractors in Chicago. Just contact our demolition contractors and the job will be quickly done.