Tiling my new bathroom

I’m going to be moving into my first home later this month and the bathroom is the only dated section of the house. I’m going to remove the tiles myself but i’m a little frustrated because the tiles encase the bathtub. Is it possible to remove tiles that are on the bathtub base and then get them redone professionally or would it be safer to remove the wall tiles myself and leave simply just those ones?

Asked by Rumbi on 1st Sep 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes if you remove all tiles, you can then build studs around the bath which you can fix play and cement boards too, you can then retile if you wanted too"
Answered on 1st Sep 2023 - Member since Aug 2023 - report
"Make sure to cover the bath with a board or with a thick dust sheet. If tiles fall into the bath they might chip the enamel surface - and put the plug in too any fine dust may cause a blockage when job is completed.
More info would have been nice.
Answered on 1st Sep 2023 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
"With out looking I wouldn’t like to say. Also when you remove the tiles it’s possible that you may cause unnecessary damage to the walls or floor that could of been avoided."
Answered on 16th Jan 2024 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"It would be better to get the tiles removed professionally as you could damage the tub as well as the wall costing yourself more unnecessary money"
Answered on 15th Sep 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Hello, you can remove the tiles encasing the bathtub yourself if you feel
you are competent in shifting the the bath tub without disturbing the pipe work if possible to gain just enough access to remove the tiles and retile.

kind regards"
Answered on 12th Dec 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"I recommend to leave all removal of the tiles to professional person !"
Answered on 16th Sep 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"use a rotary tool with a grout removal bit or a manual, carbide-tipped grout scraper. The manual tool will afford you more control and less chance of damaging the surrounding tile."
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
"I wouldn’t recommend doing it yourself. I would get a professional to do it, for safety reason. And once you remove the tiles what exactly are you going to do?"
Answered on 15th Nov 2023 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Yes I think it would be better to just remove everything apart the bath bas3 tiles and leave that for the plumber or u can just adjust the legs of the bath"
Answered on 25th Oct 2023 - Member since Oct 2023 - report
"Hi if your conident i see no reason in removing them yourself, is the bath an old bath, do you know what it is made from, also any pictures would really help. All the best Jake"
Answered on 27th Sep 2023 - Member since Sep 2023 - report
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