How to remove tiles glued to a display board

aliusaJuly 7, 2014

Hi,

This may sound like an odd question but here it goes:

I purchased a 24x24 mosaic medallion which I got for a great price. HOWEVER, it's still glued (silicone) to the display board. Any thoughts or tricks on how I can get it removed without breaking the tiles?

Thanks!

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StoneTech

First of all, why don't you have the seller remove it? If you break any pieces.....which you might well do, what are you gonna do?

    Bookmark   July 7, 2014 at 6:36PM
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jfcwood

What is the display board made of? Could it be soaked in water to make it disintegrate?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 7:19AM
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glennsfc

It would take you days, but I would think that you could slice each mosaic piece from the board using a scalpel or another thin blade tool. Silicone is a rubbery material when cured and I think the easiest way to free something from it is to slice it free.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 6:37PM
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ScotGidley

Don't do it with yourself if you haven't any experience of it. It can break your tiles. Take a professional service for it and they can do this for you.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 2:18AM
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jfcwood

One alternative might be to buy a Fein saw or a generic Fein saw like a Dremel or Rockwell Sonicrafter then use that to cut the tile off the backer board.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 6:55AM
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