Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Counter tops Expert Answers Removal

Do I need to have containment and silica dust control when I remove my tile counter top?

ANSWER - Last year OSHA issued rules to limit workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica.  The rule that went into effect on June 23, 2016 cuts the respirable silica PEL from 100ug/m3 for an 8-hour…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Removal sealers

How can I clean off the Rejuvenate Floor Restorer coating that made my tile look Cloudy?

ANSWER - Normally there are strippers made to remove sealers or coatings that have been applied to a tile surface.  You have to contact the manufacturer of the Rejuvenate Floor Restorer and ask what to…

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Backer Board Expert Answers Removal

How should I remove cementitious backer board?

ANSWER - My first thought is that if the backer board is attached that well, why not leave it on and install over it?  If it is well attached then you…

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installation Removal

Worried about removing replacing existing tile over mortar bed

ANSWER - It sounds odd that the installers are saying they are worried about removing the old tile. If it was installed in a wet-set method where they installed the tile over the freshly installed…

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installation Removal

Suggestions on equipment to remove ceramic tiles and adhesive (thinset)?

ANSWER - What to use to remove a lot of ceramic tile depends on how well it is bonded to the substrate.  If it is…

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installation Removal

How do I remove tiles and adhesive to make the cement clean and level to accept new tiles?

ANSWER - First thing is to determine why the tile cracked, so you can make sure your new installation does not crack.

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installation Removal

What is the best method for removing wonderboard backing?

ANSWER - I would not try to save the wood underneath the cementitious backer board.  The fact that moisture reached the wood either through the top, sides or…

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Removal stone

Is there any way to get stone up without damaging it?

ANSWER - If the stone is bonded well to its substrate, then there is a high probability it will only come up in small pieces.  If the stone isn't bonded well the it might come…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Removal

What's the best way to Remove Ceramic Tile?


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cleaning Removal sealers

Can I use Nail Polish Remove to Remove a Sealer?

ANSWER - There is no way to know if the polish remover will harm the tile or not because tile isn't normally tested for that. If it is an unglazed porcelain tile it probably won't…

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