How to Remove Tile Without Breaking
By: Danny Lipford
I would like to know an easy way to remove tiles that were installed wrong. They’re not straight and I need to remove them without breaking them if that is possible. -Earle
If the tiles are firmly attached, you may not be able to remove them without breaking, but here’s how to give it a try.
Start by removing all the grout using a grout saw, rotary cutter, oscillating tool, or utility knife. Next, position a chisel in the grout line under the bottom of the tile, and tap it gently with a hammer to see if the tile will pop loose (be careful not to chip or crack the adjoining tile). If not, insert a thin, flexible putty knife under the tile and try working it loose.
Once you get the first tile out, it will be easier to work under the remaining ones.
Good luck with your project,