Bathroom 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 Francisco ChronicleSo, 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.
Concord Bathroom Tile RemovalBefore you begin removing the bathroom tiles, you need to make it a safe space to work within. Start by turning off the water supply to the fixtures. And, be sure to cover the outside with drop cloths to mitigate the spread of dust and debris into the rest of the house. Here’s how to do bathroom tile removal as quick as possible:
- 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.
- Chip and pry the tiles off. You’ll need a chisel and hand-sledge to chip away the tiles from the surface. If you’re planning on only removing the tiles, be careful not to damage the wall or the subfloor.
- Cut with a reciprocating saw. If the wall is plywood, you might have to resort to cutting into it to get the demolition done. Carefully cut through the plywood so you don’t hit electrical wires or anything else.