Removing old floor tiles

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by danped, 19 Oct 2006.

  1. danped

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    What is the best way to remove old floor tiles? I've heard it is possible to use a blowtorch but I'm not sure what to do, or is it better just hammering and chiseling.

    Also I've read lots of old floor tiles may contain asbestos, how can I tell if mine do? Do I have to consult an expert?

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  2. splinter

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    The idea is to warm up the tiles just enough, so that the glue will "liquify" enough to enable you to lift the tiles with a chisel
     
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    I take it we're talking about vinyl tiles here? If you suspect asbestos, get the wife to do it. ;)
     
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    And do not forget to put youre asbestos pants on
     
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