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Removing shower tiles without breaking them...?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Roger465, 13 Nov 2017.

  1. Roger465

    Roger465

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    Got a real laugh here… house I’m doing up has a fully tiled en-suite (ie floor to ceiling) dating from the 90’s. Unfortunately, there are two problems:


    1. The shower tray is cracked, and water is leaking through. Fortunately, I have another bathroom, also with a shower, so I don’t actually NEED it but I’d like to sort it out. Trouble is, though I’ve never done it before, I do know that shower trays extend up some way behind the tiling… is it possible to remove tiles with breaking them?


    I’m assuming shower trays can’t be repaired… it’s either plastic or fibreglass, can’t tell really :confused:


    Thing is, if I do break the tiles, there’s no way they’re still going to be available, so whatever I replace them with won’t match the rest of the en-suite (they’re not plain of course), and there’s no way I’m going to re-tile the entire room…



    2. The grout is falling out from between the rest of the tiles in the shower… I suppose I just dig it out and replace… are there any special techniques for doing this, or is it just old screwdrivers, elbow grease, and a lot of luck?



    Thanks guys :D
     
  2. Nige F

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    NO to old screwdrivers:eek: you can get a grout rake. Wait for a tiler to say about 1.;)
     
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  3. Roger465

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    Thanks - I knew there would be something fit for the job - just didn't know what it might be called :LOL:
     
  4. Keithmac

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    I've read.plenty of people with caravan shower trays that have had them repaired in situ, maybe worth looking into before you start trying to remove the tiles?.
     
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