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I had 30 mirror tiles to remove on a wall up a stairwell. Tried a hammer and it bounced off. Had to give it a real hard blow before I could break a tile and then it shattered into 1000's of bits. Next I tried scoring the tile with a glass cutter then prying behind it with a strong putty-like lnife (blade 4 inches long and about 1 inch wide)until it broke on or close to the score cut. My tiles were both adhesive tape and glued so none came off whole. As I pryed the tile off with one hand the other hand held up newspaper -several layers,across the area being pryed off so the news paper caught the broken glass. The paper was held on the tile surface. Much of it came away in medium size chunks but still left a lot of work on smaller stuck areas. I wore overalls, safely glasses and leather gloves and hd a tarp on the floor as with all the care I took shards still fell. Also I did try taping the yikestiles before I attempted to hammer them but thought this to be a waste of time. The whole prob started when I used the wrong glue on the back of the tile. It ate thru the silver mirror lining thus I had to remove all the tiles. It took several months before the problem surfaced. If u are glueing read the fine print carefully on the glue cartridge to see if it is suitable.

I had 30 mirror tiles to remove on a wall up a stairwell. Tried a hammer and it bounced off. Had to give it a real hard blow before I could break a tile and then it shattered into 1000's of bits. Next I tried scoring the tile with a glass cutter then prying behind it with a strong putty-like lnife (blade 4 inches long and about 1 inch wide)until it broke on or close to the score cut. My tiles were both adhesive tape and glued so none came off whole. As I pryed the tile off with one hand the other hand held up newspaper -several layers,across the area being pryed off so the news paper caught the broken glass. The paper was held on the tile surface. Much of it came away in medium size chunks but still left a lot of work on smaller stuck areas. I wore overalls, safely glasses and leather gloves and hd a tarp on the floor as with all the care I took shards still fell. Also I did try taping the yikes before I attempted to hammer them but thought this to be a waste of time.

I had 30 mirror tiles to remove on a wall up a stairwell. Tried a hammer and it bounced off. Had to give it a real hard blow before I could break a tile and then it shattered into 1000's of bits. Next I tried scoring the tile with a glass cutter then prying behind it with a strong putty-like lnife (blade 4 inches long and about 1 inch wide)until it broke on or close to the score cut. My tiles were both adhesive tape and glued so none came off whole. As I pryed the tile off with one hand the other hand held up newspaper -several layers,across the area being pryed off so the news paper caught the broken glass. The paper was held on the tile surface. Much of it came away in medium size chunks but still left a lot of work on smaller stuck areas. I wore overalls, safely glasses and leather gloves and hd a tarp on the floor as with all the care I took shards still fell. Also I did try taping the tiles before I attempted to hammer them but thought this to be a waste of time. The whole prob started when I used the wrong glue on the back of the tile. It ate thru the silver mirror lining thus I had to remove all the tiles. It took several months before the problem surfaced. If u are glueing read the fine print carefully on the glue cartridge to see if it is suitable.

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I had 30 mirror tiles to remove on a wall up a stairwell. Tried a hammer and it bounced off. Had to give it a real hard blow before I could break a tile and then it shattered into 1000's of bits. Next I tried scoring the tile with a glass cutter then prying behind it with a strong putty-like lnife (blade 4 inches long and about 1 inch wide)until it broke on or close to the score cut. My tiles were both adhesive tape and glued so none came off whole. As I pryed the tile off with one hand the other hand held up newspaper -several layers,across the area being pryed off so the news paper caught the broken glass. The paper was held on the tile surface. Much of it came away in medium size chunks but still left a lot of work on smaller stuck areas. I wore overalls, safely glasses and leather gloves and hd a tarp on the floor as with all the care I took shards still fell. Also I did try taping the yikes before I attempted to hammer them but thought this to be a waste of time.