If you’re tired of having Spanish tile in your home or business, getting it removed can be easier and faster than you ever imagined. With bright colors and distinctive patterns, Spanish tile harkens back to the traditions of days gone by. The traditional patterns found on Spanish tile might not be right for you if you prefer a modern, neutral style.
If you’re hesitating to remove unwanted Spanish tile because you’re afraid of the time it will take and the mess it will create, Flooring Removal Services can help. Don’t trust an amateur, one man crew to handle this for you, as they can potentially damage your home and create a mess while doing it. Our crews are equipped and ready to help you get rid of Spanish tile flooring in as little as 24 hours. With our experienced, licensed and bonded crews on the job, you can get rid of old tile floors and replace them with any new flooring you like.
The Different Types of Spanish Tile
The history of tile creation in Spain dates back several centuries, and has roots in the traditions established long ago by Spanish people and other invading cultures in this rich land. Produced in many colors and shapes, Spanish tile is often made with natural, durable materials, making the removal process a complex one. There are many types of Spanish tile popular in homes across South Florida, including:
- Ceramic Spanish tile, which dates back to the times when Arabs were the invading force in the country. The fusion of Spanish and Arabic style influences meant that early Spanish ceramics carried bold patterns and bright colors, and many of the Spanish ceramic tiles produced today still feature these classic patterns.
- Mayólica, a type of earthenware glazed with tin to make it eye catching. Traditional forms of these tiles have a white background with intricate designs in bright colors, primarily blues and yellows. This helps the white pop when a viewer takes in the design.
- Talavera, a kind of tin glazed pottery made into tile with similar designs to the ones traditionally found on Mayolica tiles. The process for making Talavera tiles was brought to Mexico by the Spanish, so Talavera tiles can also be produced there.
- Spanish clay tile, which is typically associated with outdoor applications, like roofing. These orange toned tiles can also be used in bathrooms and kitchens, particularly in homes designed in Mediterranean style.
Why Hire a Professional Spanish Tile Removal Service?
Removing Spanish tile can be difficult thanks to the way it is installed. Spanish tile is heavy and needs a large layer of mortar in order to stay in place. Once the actual tiles are removed, there is often a thick mortar bed underneath to contend with. This mortar can be hard to break away from the concrete subfloor, and when it does start to break apart, it creates a mess. Large and small pieces will break away from the surface, and carry a lot of dust with them when they land. Amateur Spanish tile removal can result in a huge mess that gets tracked through the entire home as you work on it. Instead of opening your home up to all that dust and debris, and signing yourself up for all that backbreaking labor, hire a professional Spanish tile removal service to help you get things done quickly and easily. Flooring Removal Services is experienced with Spanish tile removal in both commercial and residential settings, and we can make the process as easy as possible for you.
Our Process for Spanish Tile Removal in South Florida
Our process for removing Spanish tile has been refined over decades of experience. Using state of the art flooring removal equipment, our eco friendly process is also one of the fastest ways to get rid of Spanish tile. Whether you hire us to work on commerical or residential Spanish tile flooring removal, our process includes these key points:
A free estimate on site to ensure that you get an accurate price and time estimate. This helps to keep your renovation process on time and within budget.
- Preventing the spread of dust by securing the area with plastic sheets and painters tape. We also vacuum after work is completed, and use air scrubbers to get rid of dust particles in the air. These steps help to prevent dust from spreading throughout the ventilation system in the home or business and getting into the air you breathe.
- Using top of the line equipment to remove as much of the tile surface and mortar as possible. With our equipment, it is possible to remove the majority of the surface, leaving only small areas that need to be completed with hand tools. This keeps the process fast and avoids creating delays in the installation of the new flooring surface.
- Removing every trace of mortar from the floor using hand tools. Once all of the mortar is gone, we use grinders to leave the surface smooth and ready for a new flooring surface to get installed.
- Recycling of all debris created during the process to prevent keeping waste on your property. Our fleet of trucks is ready to get any debris as soon as it is created.
If you’re ready to get rid of the Spanish tile in your home or business, contact us to get a free estimate. With crews all over South Florida, we are ready to help you.