When it comes to removing tile, you have several options:
- Doing it yourself by hand – this is extremely slow, hopefully, you have a lot of time on your hands. Hopefully your house is empty and the flooring comes up easy. You will need a hammer and other tools to remove the adhesive. A chisel is helpful. Every tile floor is different. You need to find the right starting point first. Make sure you have a sledge hammer and a hammer drill. You can always check your local hardware stores to find special offers.
- Hiring a traditional tile removal company – they won’t be using a dustless system of removing tile, which means you will have a lot of dust to cleanup.
- Hiring a no dust tile removal company, which is difficult because there are so few out there.
- Hiring a handyman – not all of these guys are effective. When doing home improvement, make sure you check the reviews for whoever you have coming over, ask for referrals. It’s important to get an idea on the time frame your guy will finish, the duration of work is very important.
Here is a site I found with more information on how to remove floor tile dust free and safely. This is really great for a lot of reasons. For one, if you have asthma, obviously, you can’t be exposed to the dust right? There are some products like the dust commander, but they are not always the best types of equipment. You can always find a video on their method of removing tile. Make sure your concrete is not being damaged when they start working.
Dustless Tile Removal Options
Some of this information was obtained from http://dustfreetileremoval.com/ and also by calling Jack King and AZ Home Floors at (480) 659-5700.
Essentially, when you consider removing tile dust free you should understand how the process works.
- Your tile flooring is measured
- You will receive a quote based on the type of tile you have and the total square feet you need removed
- After receiving a price, you schedule the date when you want the tile removed from you home
- You should not have to cover your furniture with plastic or use large fans because there is no dust, however, you should move everything as far away from the tile as you can to ensure that there are no flying chips of tile (not dust) that might impact areas of your home
- After the tile gets removed, there should be large vacuums that remove any debris that accumulated, again, there won’t be any dust, just chucks of tile and thinset should be all that remain
- Normally, you don’t even have to leave the house when this type of floor removal is done.
The below is an example of someone using a dust free tile removal method using a system called DustRam.