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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Have to remove tiles from plasterboard walls in bathroom, anyone have any tips, or is it remove tiles and hope for damage limitation, I have a feeling bathroom may be double tiled, due to tiles being flush with door archatrave. :scratch:


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This was a plasterboard wall in these pictures-

removing tiles

I used a large screwdriver, one with a striking plate and a hammer. It worked pretty well and there was only minor damage.

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By the time you faff about trying to take them off, without damaging the plasterboard.......it would be quicker to rip the tiles and plasterboard down and then re-board


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I agree, unless it was done by a rank amateur using inferior adhesive & they come off really easy then I would get my safety glasses on & hammer in hand & rip the lot out, for the extra few quid the PB is going to cost & leave you with nice tiling upto the architraves & not flush it'll be worth it.

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Thanks guys, looks like it's hobsons choice then, or six numbers on saturday :scratch:


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im in the same situation as you am going down the large screwdriver/ chisel root and have already created a few hole, luckily for me most will be covered by fitted bathroom funrniture, anything above that and probarbly the whole bath/shower area will be reboarded knowing my luck


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i use an old plastering float to remove ceramics, as the surface area is greater when attempting to pierce them off from behind,
little or no damage occurs to the backing board :wink:

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Thanks again all, I will try both methods, must admit never thought about the old plastering float, but thats what happens when you consult the experts :thumbright:


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