The Secret to Removing Old Vinyl Floor Tiles

Are you living with vinyl floor tile remorse? Did you really think the faux parquet tiles would look like authentic parquet?  If you’ve hit rock bottom and are ready to start from scratch, here’s a juicy little tip that will help you get on the road to floor recovery and remove those pesky, sticky squares that tried to dazzle you.

The secret:

dry ice

parchment or wax paper

towel or rags

putty knife

Aeray over on Instructables discovered this easy technique after “scraping, heating and using a variety of solvents”. Continue Reading

Ready to Commit: Busting Up Your Ugly Ceramic Floor Tile

created at: 06/07/2010

You may remember a post I did here on Curbly about painting the mauve ceramic tiles in our front hall. I stand by that project. However, painting the ceramic tiles in our master bathroom doesn’t strike me as wise way to do away with that look.  Every single day I stare at the tortoise shell colored tiles and wonder how much I’d regret getting started on this project. Once I start, the tiles continue into the closet, up a step, and across the floor of a sitting area we’ve covered with carpet. Continue Reading