Sharing all our tips & tricks for how to remove tile floor including our #1 favorite tool for the fastest way to remove tile with grout & a wood sub-floor in a bathroom kitchen or anywhere. 🙂
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DIY – How to Remove Tile Floor Fast
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We are knee deep in our farmhouse master bathroom renovation & our ugly red thick ceramic tile was hands down the most stubborn & difficult tile floor we EVER had to remove!
This was certainly not our first rodeo when it came to tackle how to remove tile floor.
Remove Tile Tool
Our tried & true remove tile tools were just not cutting it.
In the past, sledgehammers, crowbars, chisels & hammers would have been enough but not for this bathroom tile.
These babies are thick!!!
After barely getting anywhere removing tile in this bathroom we called our favorite DIY expert, my father in law & he told us to get an air hammer with a chisel to connect to our air compressor.
Fastest Way to Remove Tile
Our new air hammer with chisel is a GAME CHANGER! Although, in a perfect world I wish I could snap my fingers & have all the tile from our bathroom floor be gone.
The air hammer chisel tool for how to remove tile floor is the second best thing!
Here is a link to get it on Amazon,Kobalt Air Hammer with Chisel
Although, at the time we bought it we found it was cheaper at Lowes.
Here is the link to the air compressor we have used happily for many DIY Projects!BOSTITCH Air Compressor Kit, Oil-Free, 6 Gallon, 150 PSI (BTFP02012-WPK)
Cost to Remove a Tile Floor
We spent less than $40 removing our bathroom tile floor. The only expense we had was buying this air hammer chisel.
Dispose of the Broken Tile Floor
Rather than paying for a dumpster, we just added 2 bags of broken tile to our regular trash can every week until it was gone.
Instructions for How to Remove Tile Floor
After attaching our air hammer chisel to our air compressor the tile came up so much easier & faster!
It was so easy to use the air hammer chisel that we had our teenage son Ryan help out!
Just be sure not to forget your protective gear when removing the tile. All the broken tile sometimes fly up & you want to be safe.
Can you believe it’s that easy to learn how to remove tile floor fast with an air chisel hammer!
We have been busy removing floor tile & grout ever since.
Once the bathroom tile floor was up we used a crow bar & hammer to take up the 1/4 inch plywood underneath the floor tile & grout.
Thankfully, there is a thick plywood sub-floor under the 1/4 inch plywood & it is still intact!
We plan on adding cement board on top of the plywood once the sink, toilet & bathtub are out so we can start bringing back pretty white tile this time.
Once the tile was up, we were able to break up our former bathtub stairway & see that it completely EMPTY underneath!!!
Why they chose to cover up all that precious floor space, I will never know!
And, our tile stairs are dangerous. I have slipped so many times getting out of out bathtub.
We plan on adding a walk in shower & separate bathtub in its place!
Our master bathroom feels so much bigger with just the floor tile out.
I can not wait to share more of our bathroom renovation with you guys soon.
I hope this inspires you & answers all your about how to remove tile floor fast. If you are in the middle of a major bathroom renovation like we are, I wish you luck!