Step 2: Loosen the Tile

loosen the tile, painters tape and drill
Photo: William A. Boyd
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• Apply painter's tape around the edges of the adjacent tiles to protect them.

• Drill evenly spaced holes into the tile's broken sections with a 1/4-inch ceramic bit. This helps free the pieces from the substrate and makes them easier to chisel out.
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    Tools List

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    • brick hammer
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    • cold chisel
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    • drill
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    Shopping List

    1. REPLACEMENT TILE

    2. PAINTER'S TAPE
    (to protect surrounding tiles)

    3. GROUT