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What are some procedures for floor tile removal?

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The method of tile removal depends on what's under the tiles. If there's a cement board or wood underneath, then it's possible to pry it up together with the tiles attached to it. Tile on a concrete floor requires removing the tiles with a chisel.

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A jackhammer with chisel point or an electric tile stripper make the removal of tiles from the concrete more efficient, especially in larger rooms. A chisel also serves to scrape off the adhesive used to attach the tiles to the floor.

Removing tiles raises dust and shards of broken tiles may be sharp. Safety glasses, a dust mask, gloves and appropriate clothing help to prevent injury of the worker.

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