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List: Posted: 12/10/10
If you're doing a home improvement project and need to remove some tiles, you'll need a few tools first. A hammer, putty knife, blow dryer, small pry bar, leather gloves, and eye protection are the supplies you'll need to remove tile.
First, you should remove the quarter trim from around the baseboards using the small pry bar and the hammer. In order to remove the tiles, you'll need to heat them so that the glue holding them in place will loosen. Hold the blow dryer about two inches from the corner of a tile and move it around slowly to heat the entire tile. Now, you can shove the small pry bar under the edge of the heated tile to pry it off the floor in order to remove tile. By using a side to side motion with the pry bar, you should be able to remove the tile pretty easily. Always wear gloves and eye protection in case the tile shatters or snaps as it comes lose. Keep repeating the process to remove all tiles from the entire floor or wall.
Now, you'll want to check under appliances to make sure there is no need to remove tile there as well. If you discover tile under appliances, keep repeating the process to remove tile until you are done. When finished, vacuum the whole area and use a paint scraper to scrape up any small pieces of adhesive that might be clinging to the floor.
With a little patience and elbow grease, you will have successful completed the tile removal project for your home.
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