If enough of the tiles come up in one piece and you are able to scrape off most of the thinset stuck to the back of the tiles, then yes it can be done. Sometimes tile pops up intact, while other times it is stuck so well it comes up in small fragments. A word of caution, however, those small fragments will be razor sharp. So use leather gloves and handle with care!
Michael Prachniak - Expert Tile and Stone Consultant and Writer, Owner - Tile Productions
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