How to remove old floor tiles
Refreshing your flooring starts here with our simple guide
Removing existing floor tiles may seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually relatively easy if you apply a little muscle power. Just follow the simple steps in our guide and your old floor tiles will be history in no time.
Your room is likely to become very dusty and possibly quite messy during this task. We advise wearing a dust mask and goggles to protect your eyes.
Begin by cracking one of the old floor tiles with a hammer. Don’t forget to wear a dust mask and eye protection to protect your eyes from the tile shards.
Start lifting the tiles using the hammer and a chisel.
Once you’ve removed all of the old tiles you can see if the existing sub-flooring is in good enough condition to re-use. If not, remove and replace the old sub-flooring or smooth the sub-flooring with a sanding block.