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    How to lift or remove existing loose floor tiles?

    Flooring Specialists

    I have had some tiles fitted recently which have not been fitted correctly which do not seem to have enough adhesive used. They are quite loose in some areas when they have any weight on them & can be quite wobbly in some cases. I want to lift off the tiles so they can be refitted with more adhesive.
    Is there any simple way for me to lift off the tiles without causing any damage to the tiles themselves and the floors beneath? Is there any tools that could be used for this specific purpose?

    Asked by Jenny on 12th Aug 2019
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    Glenn flooring

    It depends on what kind of tiles they are and was the floor screeded before they were fitted?"

    Answered on 12th Aug 2019 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    hawk landscaping and fencing


    You can use a purdy and a rubber mallet and slowly start to remove the tiles. Once up make sure you check your surface they have been laid on more often then not the boards are loose in which case when foot traffic is over the tiles they move. Once your area is cleaned, and solid apply a PVA mix on to the boards and let set. The size of the notch is very important too for a floor I'd suggest using a 12mm notch trowel.
    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 14th Aug 2019 - Member since Oct 2017 - report

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