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Removing old tiles which are on older tiles that crack rather than come off

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Nickuj84, 11 Nov 2017.

  1. Nickuj84

    Nickuj84

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    My wife decided we needed to change tiles, came home and some were removed and we have now seen that the tiles are on older tiles, we decided the older tiles looked had to remove and worried about state of wall behind it.

    I've tried removing top layer tiles but finding it extremely difficult, any tips? They just break up into shards? Using hammer chisel and bolster at moment.

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    Nick
     

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    footprints

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    Better to take the lot off if the top ones are well fixed, the slightest bit of old tile or adhesive will make tiling over a pain. Strip back and you will have a bigger kitchen!(y)
     
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    Don't worry about wall damage, if you don't have plastering skills then you can always cover the entire space with 6mm hardibacker board, still leave the finished depth the same as current.
     
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