How to Remove Bathrom Tiles Without Breaking Them


Postby JJSully » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:40 pm

Hello Everyone,

I really could use some help. Although some of my questions you may have already answered for other people I would really appreciate any answers.

My name is Jay, and I have a severe disability that consequently makes me electric wheelchair bound/unable to walk.

I have currently purchased a property. However unfortunately for the past 6 months I haven't been able to live in it as the bathroom has not been adapted for a disabled person. The reason it has taken so long is due to my budget and builders charging extortionate quotes.

After speaking with 2 of my family members that are skilled in building/fixing bits and bobs they willing to help in a charitable way for a very low price, make the bathroom accessible.

The plan is to split the big bathroom in to 2 bathrooms, one large and one very small.

The tiles currently in the bathroom.......Now I would like to remove the tiles without breaking them and relocate the tiles into the new small bathroom saving money. The tiles are 15 years old but are original and are in perfect condition.

The size of the bathroom tiles are about 20x40cm.

My family are more of a demolish and chuck so I want to try and rescue the tiles before they start.

I have a friend with minor building experience who is willing to try and remove the tiles without breaking them for me,

I just need some advice on what tools/where to buy and what process should he follow?

I have found the following -----

Grout Removal
http://www.screwfix.com/p/pro-grout-rake-cutter/17903


Suction Pad
http://www.screwfix.com/p/vitrex-tile-l ... 0wod-OAAIA


Pry Bar
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Hand+To ... Bar/p14195


SDS+ Ceramic Tile Removing Remover Chisel Cranked Angled Bent
http://www.bamfordtrading.com/products/ ... 0wodp7sCcQ


If you could write back with your views and opinion I would be grateful.


Regards,

Jay
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Postby lets have a look » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:22 pm

Ah bless you Jay,do you live anywhere near Wiltshire,I'm a plumber and could help you,

don't waste your money on those things,maybe the suction pad,if the tiles are going to come off they will,depends on the tile adhesive,pick a tile and drill or chip a hole into the middle of it and break it away with a screwdriver,then get a wallpaper scraper and gently try to ease a tile off,if your lucky they will fall off easily.
I have a new, still in the box, shower you can have for free if it's the right type for your plumbing system, Philip.
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