Ceramic Tile Removal
Be careful during ceramic tile removal from floor or wall. It is better if you put on your safety goggles and gloves. In the event that the tiles crack and chip-off, you are well protected. Really, you don’t need to learn this lesson the hard way.
If the floor has old and worn tiles, then removing ceramic tile is like a demolition party! After that you can install new ceramic tiles.
What you need now is a large hammer and a steel chisel. Use the hammer to break one or two pieces of the worn-out old tiles. Tile chips are likely to fly around. Then slip the steel chisel under the old tiles and chisel away.
When you can get a shovel to slip in under the old tiles, you will have ceramic tile removal in large chunks.
If there are bits and pieces of old tile chips sticking around, chisel them away. The same procedure is applicable whether you are removing floor or wall tiles - if the wall is made of bricks.
If the wall is made of panels other than bricks, be careful not to damage the wall panels and subsequently weakening the structure. The alternative is to replace the wall panels as well. Of course, that means higher expenses.
The old adhesive needs to cleared, too. If you can, scrape them away with a steel scrapper. The other option is to use solvent to get rid of the old adhesive. Please follow instructions on the label when using solvents. This ensures proper removal of the old adhesive.
Now you’ve got a floor clean enough to chalk-line your new tile layout.