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Old 07-07-2022, 08:38 PM   #1
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Putting in new flooring and we have a small section of tile at entry door. was wondering if any one else has put new flooring in, and if so did you remove the tile section. Was it difficult and would you recommend removing it, or don't bother with removing tile. Thanks
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We removed all the tile in our coach when we put in engineered wood. It is very difficult and yes, I would do it again.
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Thanks, and do you have any tips on the procedure you used to make job easier. If you don’t mind I would enjoy seeing your finished project. Thanks again
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Thanks, and do you have any tips on the procedure you used to make job easier. If you donít mind I would enjoy seeing your finished project. Thanks again

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Old 07-10-2022, 05:33 AM   #5
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Thanks, and do you have any tips on the procedure you used to make job easier. If you donít mind I would enjoy seeing your finished project. Thanks again
We just did it with a chisel and hammer. Makes a mess and goes slow. Be careful as the shards are razor sharp. Takes time, some use a multitool, that didn't work well for us. My wife and I did our entire coach's tile the entire living area hall and toilet compartment.
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And check our Ernie Ekberg, he installed our wood, he has hundreds of pictures in all stages of completion and demolition. Also he does an excellent job.
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Old 07-10-2022, 09:05 AM   #7
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I redid my flooring but did not remove the tile in the kitchen and bath because of the way it was laid. The flooring was done before the cabinets and walls were installed meaning it would have been extremely difficult to remove all the tile besides the tile laid under my raised floor slides. I did not want to deal with that.


But I have quite a bit of experience laying tile, fixing broken tile, removing tile etc.



The tile will break pretty easy but it will result in sharp shards of tile and a mess. If you are removing all the tile in the front cover it with a heavy old tile and use a hammer to break it. Some will come right off/out and other pieces will stick to the floor along with the mastic that Monaco used to lay the tile. I'd recommend buying an oscillating saw , you can buy a cheap one at Harbor Freight, https://www.harborfreight.com/2-amp-...ool-57808.html
Get a long blade attachment that will reach under any of the consoles. You should be able to remove pieces of tile and clean up the floor pretty easy with this.


When I did my flooring I removed all the screws holding them down. The one on the drivers side I lifted up and secured to the wall. I completely removed the passenger side one. This allowed me to easily lay the flooring in those areas.

My front center console seemed like it would be way to much work to try and remove (I looked at this hard) so did not remove but when I was putting new flooring in it was a challenge to work the LVP tile under it but I got it done.
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Old 07-11-2022, 07:22 AM   #8
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When I owned my scepter I removed the entire full tile floor, I experimented with several methods of removal. The best way, hands down, was to heat the tile with a heat gun, and tap a screwdriver under opposing*corners, and go back and forth gently*tapping*the screwdrivers while heating the tile. The tiles*came out in one piece with no dust.....Bruce
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If you have an air compressor, an air hammer and chisel bit makes it much easier. Harbor Freight has a air powered tile remover that works well, also.
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I replaced all of my carpeting with hand scraped engineered hardwood flooring. With the hand scraped, you can easily repair any nicks, etc. and it blends in. We glued the flooring down. One thing I learned in doing this is that because of the confined space, it is much easier to back butter each piece rather than spread the glue across the floor. The expert on flooring is Ernie Ekberg and if you have any questions he is very helpful. You can contact him and look at some pictures at:

https://groups.io/g/ErnieEkbergFlooring/
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