Removing tile is a must when it’s time to replace the flooring, remodel the kitchen or bathroom, or do a complete strip out. Kodiak Tile and Stone has pioneered dust-free tile removal with our innovative techniques.
This article will describe our steps to grind the glue from the subfloor and remove the tiles. Kodiak Tile and Stone has the best industrial equipment and systems for the clean and efficient removal of ceramic, slate, and terracotta tile, which is a complicated and labor-intensive process.
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Small amounts of tile can be removed with a hammer and bolster, but this is laborious and time-consuming. A small hand-held jackhammer can make the job easier, but you’re stuck with the dusty and time-consuming task of removing the tile glue.
One of the most effective ways to get rid of glue is with a concrete grinder with a vacuum attachment.
When removing tiles, Kodiak Tile and Stone uses industrial-sized electric jackhammers fitted with specially designed blades and dust shrouds. We then use concrete grinders with vacuum attachments of varying sizes to get rid of the tile adhesive.
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If the tiles “pop” off the glue or are already “dummy,” ceramic or porcelain tiles laid on concrete glue can be easily removed. The tiles are much more difficult to remove when laid on black rubber glue because they only chip away into small pieces.
The tile adhesive, whether grey concrete glue or black rubber glue, can range in thickness from 3-10 mm and is always the last thing to be removed.
Using a jackhammer or a floor scraper to get rid of this glue is possible, but be warned that doing so creates dangerous levels of silica dust.
So instead, the most efficient method is to use a concrete diamond grinder equipped with a vacuum to remove the tile adhesive and dust as you go. The result is a smooth, clean surface that is often ready for new flooring to be installed.
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Empty of dust carpet Kodiak Tile and Stone’s tile removal services are designed to keep dust levels to a minimum during construction by using powerful vacuums to collect and contain debris as it is broken up during demolition.
The dust generated by our machines during the tile and glue removal process is quickly and safely sucked up by specialized attachments to all our equipment. The result is a nearly dust-free work area with no lingering dust particles in the air to contaminate the rest of your house.
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Kodiak Tile & Stone’s cutting-edge dust-free tile removal method makes it possible to remove tiles made of any material with minimal disruption to the surrounding environment.
We have removed floor tile of every material without damaging the subfloor and have stripped thousands of floors.
Kodiak Tile and Stone can answer any questions you may have about tiling removal and our process, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.