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  1. #1
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    Default removing floor tile

    I have a hallway 12 inch floor tile that has a chip on it's corner. From what I've seen on "This Old House" article it advises me to use masonry bits to drill holes 1 inch apart on the diagonal and then use a 1" chisel to crack the tile on the diagonal and then pry the pieces loose. I find this to be very time consuming and find that there has to be a better way to do this.

    Please tell me if anyone has tried this method.
    1- Remove the grout around the broken floor.
    2-Use a nail set and a hammer to crack the tile.

    Thank you all for your input.

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    Default Re: removing floor tile

    Quote Originally Posted by peteryee View Post
    I have a hallway 12 inch floor tile that has a chip on it's corner. From what I've seen on "This Old House" article it advises me to use masonry bits to drill holes 1 inch apart on the diagonal and then use a 1" chisel to crack the tile on the diagonal and then pry the pieces loose. I find this to be very time consuming and find that there has to be a better way to do this.

    Please tell me if anyone has tried this method.
    1- Remove the grout around the broken floor.
    2-Use a nail set and a hammer to crack the tile.

    Thank you all for your input.
    Yeh...you can do it your way but drilling a buncha little holes first is safer. Just zip some holes through the tile. Use a small bit so it goes through fast and easy.
    It really doesn't take all that long. I've had adjoining tiles crack trying other ways when I was in a rush and it really wasn't worth the chance.
    It's up to you. Good luck.....crrrrrrrrrrrrrackkkkkkkk...lol
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    Default Re: removing floor tile

    Another excuse to buy the Fein Multi Master
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