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Old 07-19-2021, 09:49 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,
Looking to replace some Ceramic tile with Laminate wood. I have heard there are outfits that specialize in the removal of the Ceramic. Any recomendations for a contractor in the Houston or Victoria area? Thanks
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:54 AM   #2
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Pneumatic chisel. Easiest way to get it off concrete. Anyone tray does flooring should be able to get tile up.


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Old 07-19-2021, 10:30 AM   #3
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I rented an electric chisel to get the tile up in my foyer. I ain’t gonna lie, it was a chore.
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:39 AM   #4
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We did our entrance with a hammer drill and chisel. It was a pain, it also threw dust all over the house.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:11 AM   #5
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Pneumatic chisel is what I did as well.

I know this isn’t what the OP asked for, but depending on the size of the area, it wasn’t that hard of a job.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:12 AM   #6
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I wil also add that a 4 pound hammer works too. Lol. Donít get too crazy or you may crack your slab.


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Old 07-19-2021, 11:18 AM   #7
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Hey Guys,
Looking to replace some Ceramic tile with Laminate wood. I have heard there are outfits that specialize in the removal of the Ceramic. Any recomendations for a contractor in the Houston or Victoria area? Thanks
Google dustless thinset removal providers and look at their reviews. The tile removal is the easy part. Just did 1200 ft in my kitchen and laundry. NEVER AGAIN.
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:24 PM   #8
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I think y'all missed op's intentions.....he wants to hire someone.

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Old 07-19-2021, 12:26 PM   #9
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Several ways to accomplish depending on situation and size. Any floor guy can do it

- removing tile is typically not too bad with hammer drill and chisel

- thin set is what suuuuucccckkkkks!

If small area: hammer drill and chisel
Dustless grinder with shop vac
And I’ve cleaned 1000’s of feet like a mirror with a 4” razor scraper ( not a demo scraper… don’t waste your time)
Best method for larger areas is go to Home Depot and rent a floor buffer with diamond pad. Use a pump up sprayer to mist floor to HELP with dust. The dust it creates is insane but it’s super fast and for the money (about $160 a day) worth it to me. You could do 1000 sq in half a day easily
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:51 PM   #10
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https://dustfreehouston.com/

Worth every penny
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:55 PM   #11
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Rented the air chisel (Long pole with wide chisels) for tile removal from HD when I removed all of my kitchen tile. Complete PITA and dust in every nook and cranny in the immediate downstairs area. Make sure you have a large compressor as it will run for hours.
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Old 07-19-2021, 05:25 PM   #12
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I went and
Bought a hammer drill and a chisel bits. I was plum whooped after removing 1500 sq/ft of tile. The tile is the easy part. Getting the old thinset off the concrete is murder!

If you can find someone to pay to do it, you will be much happier!

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Old 07-19-2021, 05:27 PM   #13
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Lol... I've done it once in my life. Once was plenty.

Wish I had a suggestion in your area.
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Old 07-19-2021, 07:54 PM   #14
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Hey Guys,
Looking to replace some Ceramic tile with Laminate wood. I have heard there are outfits that specialize in the removal of the Ceramic. Any recomendations for a contractor in the Houston or Victoria area? Thanks
As stated itís not fun and a real mess, why not just put the laminate over the tile?
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Old 07-19-2021, 08:28 PM   #15
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I am going to second this one:
https://dustfreehouston.com/

You will never get all the dust out. It gets everywhere and will get in your respiratory system too. It's not cheap but you get to a point in your life where you just write the check.
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Old 07-19-2021, 09:41 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, I reached out to that DustFree outfit for a bid.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:05 PM   #17
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As mentioned hammer drill with a flat chisel or rent a electric tile removed. About the same as a hammer drill but it’s little box on 4 wheels that has a chisel that hammers away at floor level. Biggest pain is getting rid of old broken tile.
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