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How do I remove lino floor tiles easily, without leaving the backing of the tile behind on the floor?


Question asked by: knowitall

Removing lino floor tiles can be a difficult job, and certainly not easy!

The best bet is to use a rotary tool to cut along the grout lines. Once you have done that successfully, you then need to prise out the lino tiles.

To do that, use a pry bar.

Note that you should be careful at all stages of any DIY project, good luck!

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I HAVE REMOVED VINYL FLOOR TILESW ON SEVERAL JOBS TO DO THIS YOU CAN EITHER USE A HEAT GUN AND SCRAPER OR I HAVE EVEN USED A WALLPAPER STEAMER AND SCRAPER TO REMOVE THEM REMEMBER WHEN USING HEAT GUN THE FUMES OFF THE TILES ARE TOXIC OPEN ALL WINDOWS AND TAKE A REGULAR BREAK BY THE WAY IT ALSO NEEDS A LOT OF PATIENCE .STEVE THE PLUMBER
By: STEVE PRO

Date of comment: Mon, Oct 13th 2008

Lino tiles do not have grout the best way to remove these from kitchen floor for example is to heat them up with a hot air gun they will soften
By: thethinker

Date of comment: Fri, Oct 10th 2008

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