Bath Tile DisposalOkay, before we even get to bathroom tile removal, you’ve got to think about disposal. Why? Because it’s going to be an eventual reality. Not to mention all the other debris that will present a real problem. (Particularly if there’s anything that’s hazardous lurking in there, like asbestos or Chinese drywall.)
Ceramic tiles are used for bathroom showers and floors because they prevent water damage to floor and wall underlayment. Ceramic tiles are hard and durable, lasting for years. Many homeowners or home buyers decide to remove existing tiles and redecorate with new tile styles, sizes or patterns. Removing ceramic tiles from the shower walls can be difficult without damaging the surface of the wall because of the strong adhesive used with the original tile installation. —San Fransico GateSo, take the time to plan ahead. You’ll need a way to deal with all the remodeling debris in order to avoid big time safety hazards. The best thing to do is call a junk hauling service and schedule a day and time to pick it all up and take it away. This way, you don’t have to worry about the disposal process and/or recycling responsibilities.
Bath Tile Removal Guide for Olancha Residents and BeyondThe good news is that no matter what’s under it, this is a demolition job, which means you don’t have to necessarily start in a particular place:
- Clear out the space. After you shut off the water, remove everything from the space. Clear out the cabinets and closets. In addition, take down any wall decor so it’s also out of the way. Leave nothing inside because it might get damaged or could pose a safety hazard.
- Use a chisel and three-pound sledge to hammer through the tile. You don’t have to be subtle about it, just pick a spot and chisel through the tile to get to the underside.
- Cut through the plywood with a reciprocating saw. You might need to remove the construction material previously concealed by the tile. For example, if it’s plywood and it’s damaged, you’ll have to cut out the plywood and replace it.