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Removing kitchen floor tiles

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Roger465, 19 Dec 2017.

  1. Roger465

    Roger465

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    These are really grotty - badly scratched, scuffed, stained etc.

    If I wanted to fit all new ones, how the @!*!!?? do I remove the old ones?

    Or is there any wonderful treatment that will make the old ones look better?

    They feel very rough to the touch - but it just occurred to me that this might be to stop people slipping on them... doubt that though, reckon they're just in bad nick.

    Cheers :D

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  2. Whack one with a club hammer, then you can use a bolster to get the others up. Alternatively, if you have an SDS drill with a spade attachment, that will do it quite easily. Depending on what's underneath, it may require a thin layer of self levelling compound afterwards, but we can discuss that after you've got the times up.
     
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    Gotcha. I guess what I was worried about was how well they'd be stuck down... like with No More Nails or something.

    The only thing I know is that it's a concrete floor underneath, about 1994 - with warm areas where heating pipes go, that my cat likes ot sit on :eek:

    Now that I know what's involved, I'll add it to me list and be in touch again when the time comes - thanks :mrgreen:
     
  4. If you're feeling brave, I'd be inclined to go for broke, and see if you can get at the pipes, and insulate them whilst the tiles are up.
     
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    Yes good point. But my cat won't like it, and he's VERY big...

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