How do you remove this tile?

15 Jul 2021
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United Kingdom

I had an issue with my bathroom below the sink and an engineer removed a tile long time ago. It's empty behind this tile, it's not a wall, just the sink and the pipes.

As you can see on the photo, he didn't fix around the tile when he put it back, we can still clearly see the cuts he did around it to remove it, especially in the right bottom part where you see a clear cut and I can insert a small sharp tool easy inside it. I'd like to remove it myself now to check something behind but it seems it's holding tight and hard to remove. How do you remove it without breaking it? I can still see lots of gaps that he did when he cut around it so I thought it would be easy but it's not, it's as if the tile was fixed to the tile above and below it.

Should I force when trying to pull it towards me?



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He could have siliconed it on, if he did it'll be tough to remove. It could have magnet clips, can you put a hook or similar through then turn and pull?
Thank you for your quick replies, both were very helpful, I could do it without the suction puller. There was no more silicon around but I sticked a screwdriver in the big gap and gently pulled from the bottom, the bottom part started to get off and then the top part was easy to remove. Indeed behind it there is sort of metal part (magnet).

Hopefully putting it back will be easy too...

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Yeah the best tool to fix it is suction puller and apply just a gentle amount of force.

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