Remove Ceramic Tile From a Concrete Floor

Create a smooth surface for new tile

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Cold chisel
  • Dust mask
  • Knee pads
  • Safety glasses
  • Shop vacuum
  • Trowel

You'll also need a 2-lb. maul, and you may wish to speed the job with a small jackhammer or electric tile stripper.

Thin-set mortar