- Aug 8, 2001
If they're firmly stuck onto plasterboard the easiest way to remove them is complete with the plasterboard, and then reboard the walls. Just time-saving alone makes it worthwhile and plasterboard is cheap.Not if the wall tiles are on plaster board
If it's a shower area you've also got the opportunity of replacing the plasterboard with something more substantial such as cement boards (Backer boards) or moisture resistant plaster boards.
The worst tiles I've ever had to replace were some porcelain floor tiles that someone had bedded down on plasterer's mesh nailed to floorboards with inch-long clout nails at what looked like 6inch spacing in a bathroom. It took a full day with a Hilti TE40 breaker, cranked chisel, and lots of cursing to get them up and clean the floor ready for overboarding.