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NoraH
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Posted: September 23, 2008 10:40 PM

What is the easiest way to remove old stone tiles?
MichaelPrachniak
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Posted: September 23, 2008 11:10 PM

RE: remove old stone tiles
The easiest way is to use an electric grout removal tool such as a Fein tool to remove the grout and then an electric chisel to remove the stone.
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NoraH
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Posted: September 30, 2008 1:48 AM

RE: remove old stone tiles
Thanks Michael.  I am worried that my subfloor is weakened. Could using an electric chisel do further damage? 
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Posted: September 30, 2008 7:36 AM

RE: remove old stone tiles
Using a chisel, electric or manual, is really the only way to get the stone tiles up. I would use a small electric chisel, nothing too big. You have to be extra careful not to gouge your subfloor. Don't dig into your floor vertically. Work the chisel in a mostly horizontal position to keep from digging into your subfloor.
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Posted: September 30, 2008 7:40 AM

RE: remove old stone tiles
My original comment mentioned removing the grout first. You will only need to that if you are replacing only some of the tiles. In that case, you only need to remove the grout between the tiles that are to staying and the tiles that are coming up. If you are removing all of your tiles, then removing the grout is not necessary.
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Posted: November 6, 2008 11:39 PM

RE: remove old stone tiles
ok thanks for the info!!
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