how do I remove a tile from under the dishwasher to replace a broken tile in the middle of the floor?

5 Answers

  • 2 years ago

    If the dishwasher is built-in, it is unlikely that there are full tiles underneath. Flooring is generally one of the last things to be installed when a kitchen is built or remodeled. The installer custom cuts tiles to fit.

  • 2 years ago

    Easier to move the fridge for a spare

  • hooray
    Lv 5
    2 years ago

    Are you sure you can't source another matching tile? It's probably not worth trying to move the one under the dishwasher. There's a good chance you'll break it in the process, or loosen adjacent tiles. You'd need to cut out the grouting around the damaged and replacement tiles with an angle grinder, then use a bolster chisel and mallet to attack the adhesive underneath until the tile comes loose. The already broken tile can be damaged further to aid removal. You then need to break away the old adhesive and clean up the surface so you can apply fresh and lay the tile. You'll need a spirit level to check the tile in every direction, tapping gently until perfectly horizontal and flush with surrounding tiles.

  • 2 years ago

    my advice is "don't". replace the broken one with one of a contrasting color .. and keep extras of that color on hand for the next broken tiles.

    Source(s): grampa
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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    You remove the dishwasher. Do not know how, you call a plumber or a handyman.

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