In March of 2016 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the final silica dust rules for silica dust exposure on construction sites. The rules take effect on June 23, 2016 and construction employers have until June 23, 2017 to comply.
Considering DIY floor tile rip out to save money and then hiring a tile setter later to do the tile installation? Don’t do it!
Tearing out tile flooring to install new tile may sound like a quick and easy project, but it is not. Floor tile rip out is nasty, dirty work that will give little sense of accomplishment and probably save you little money in the long run.
With 10+ years experience in floor tile removal and installation in St. Lucie County and the city of Port St. Lucie, I have removed thousands of square feet and literally tons of tile each year. Because floor tile removal is often the first step in the process of creating an expertly crafted installation, I have learned that it is imperative it be done right. That fact has to be recognized by the potential DIYer.