Many homeowners try to take on clay tile removal themselves only to find that the job is much harder than they predicted. Without the proper tools, clay tile removal can take backbreaking work over the course of many days. Flooring Removal Services can make the entire process of clay tile removal as simple and quick as possible.
Why is Clay Tile Removal Difficult?
Removing any type of floor can be challenging, but clay tile removal is especially hard because of the composition itself. Made from natural materials and cured by baking at a hard temperature, clay tiles are difficult to break apart. Without using the right kind of tools, breaking the tiles apart or loosening the bond between the clay and mortar can take a toll on you.
The Removal Process
Our process of clay tile removal follows a few simple steps:
- We begin by creating a customized estimate for the work needed at your home or business. In order to make sure the information we give you is accurate, we come to you to assess the area and ensure we get all the information needed to complete your removal.
- When our crews arrive to your home, they lay our protective materials to keep your home from getting damaged. These include reinforced ramps to protect your floors and doorways from damage as we work, plastic sheeting to trap dust in one area for easy removal, and painter’s tape to secure the sheets in place. Once our prep work is done, we can begin working on extracting the clay floor.
- Using state of the art flooring removal equipment, we begin extracting the tiles from the surface. As the tiles get removed, the mortar underneath can start to crack and come apart. In many cases, clay tiles are laid with a thick layer of mortar underneath them to keep them in place, so there can be a considerable amount of work to be done to make sure all of this surface is removed. Thanks to decades of experience with flooring removal, our crews have the right tools to get the mortar off. We use hand tools to chip it away from your concrete subflooring and dust containment units to keep the mess we create in check.
- After the tile and most of the mortar are gone, there can still be a thin layer of mortar that remains on top of the concrete subfloor. This layer has to be removed to allow new flooring to be put in its place. Using grinders, we extract this layer and leave the concrete clean, smooth and flat.
- Once the work is done and the tile and mortar are gone, we clean the work area before we pack and up and complete the job. With a fleet of our own waste disposal trucks, we immediately get rid of any large debris instead of leaving it on your property. Using high powered pulse vacuums, we get rid of any dust left around the area before it has a chance to spread. Finally, we get rid of any dust in the air by using air scrubbers to eliminate the particles.
Do You Need Clay Tile Removal?
Our goal is to get you the best floors in the business. If you need expertise and great service, look no further than us. Contact us today to get started!Call Today for Your Free Estimate (954) 582 2306