How difficult is it to remove ceramic tile from Cememt board? I used
Mastic for adhesive? Will I be able to remove the tiles without
destroying the cement board? Will I be able to re-use the cement
board? Thanks in advance
I've done this a couple of times. It's generally not too difficult,
but it is time consuming. You will need to use an old chisel or
perhaps a flat-bladed screwdriver. Wedge it under the edge of the tile
and pry them away. Depending upon the mastic used, and how long the
tiles have been installed you may find that the tiles pry up easily, or
you may find that they crack apart and have to be nibbled away. Either
way, you should be able to save the backerboard if you're careful.
Well. I guess I was hoping that the consensus is that mastic is easy
to get off cement board and that the tile would come right off. I
guess I'll try prying off a few tiles and see what I'm in store for.
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