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Replacing Existing Tile over Mortar Bed – I have porcelain tile in my kitchen, installed by previous owners. Cabinets, fridge, stove, etc, are on top of the tile. The tile is white, picks up all dirt, food, etc and I want to replace. Contractors I’ve talked to are worried about how to remove it; if it was laid with a ‘wet bed” and whether they can safely and professionally remove the tile and lay somethign else down. I can’t lay new flooring on top, because it would be too high. I thought this would be a common problem, but apparently, it’s not. do you have any suggestions? I live outside of Philadelphia. Thanks–I could really use a professional opinion.

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Removing Ceramic Tile – I have job to remove thousands of sq. ft of ceramic tiles. Any suggestions on the type of equipment to remove the ceramic tiles and adhesive (thinset)? We are not allowed to use any equipment that will produce odor within the building.

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Removing the old tile – I have a 15 year old outdoor patio consisting of 12 x 12 ceramic tiles placed over a cement foundation. The tiles are cracking and I would like to remove tiles (slippery, indoor tiles) and replace them with outdoor tile. My problem is how do I remove the tiles along with the adhesive to make the cement “clean and level” to accept new tiles?

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Outdoor Counter Top Re-Installation – I have an outdoor counter topped with 6×6 ceramic tiles, but the installer failed to ensure that the wood was properly protected. After five years, the plywood underlayment has rotted. I have been able to remove most of the now unmatchable tile, but it still has the mastic and the “wonderboard” adhering to it. What is the best method for removing this backing so that I may reconstruct the counter?

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Removing Stone – Is there any way to get stone up without damaging it? We would love to save some very expensive stone from a sunroom and move it

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I have ceramic tile in my kitchen. I installed it myself 3 years ago and I didn’t do a very good job. I would like to take the floor up. Can you please advise me of the best way to do this? Is there any machinery I can rent, etc.?

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Can I use Nail Polish Remove to Remove a Sealer? – We have a unpolished porcelain floor with a gloss sealer on it, we want to remove the sealer. Found that finger nail polish remover works better that stripper, will the polish remover harm the tiles? Thank you.

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Is there any way to get ceramic tile up without damaging it? We would love to save some very expensive ceramic tile from a sunroom and move it to our kitchen.

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