Traditional tile and stone removal processes often involve sledgehammers, chisels and chipping hammers and the amount of dust produced is enormous. Dust control systems are relatively new to the flooring removal industry and Cutting Edge Tile Removal is now the industry leader in the Houston, TX area, thanks to DustRam®. The DustRam® System Equipment is the most effective dust elimination system of tile removal tools designed to capture the dust at the source in every step of the removal process. The DustRam® System Equipment, used in conjunction with high powered, high performance vacuums, can capture the dust the second that it is created.
Another benefit of this amazing system is that it alleviates the dangers of health concerns related to exposure to Crystalline Silica dust. By not allowing the dust to become airborne and contaminate the air inside the home, the homeowner is spared from unnecessary and long term exposure to this harmful dust. Crystalline Silica is a known human lung carcinogen and is the cause of Silicosis, a respiratory disease caused by the inhalation of this dangerous dust. Click here to read more on the hazards of Crystalline Silica Dust.
Another benefit of the DustRam® System Equipment is that the sub floor is prepped for the next flooring installation far better than a traditional tile demolition project could ever provide. In a traditional tile removal, contractors typically use a floor scraper tool to “remove” as much thinset as possible. Unfortunately, due to the vibrations of the floor scraper, this method leaves thousands of little ridges of thinset on the concrete and can also puncture the surface if your subfloor has ‘soft’ concrete. These ridges of remaining thinset prevent the proper bonding to the foundation of your new flooring. For decades Contractors have used this method because properly grinding the thinset off the slab was not an option due to the inability to capture the dust created. Traditional tile removal tools and processes will create such a mess that your home will literally look like a dust bomb went off inside.
With our investment in the latest technology, the DustRam® System Equipment, Cutting Edge Tile Removal can grind off all of the thinset from your subfloor while leaving the slab cleaner and smoother than the day it was originally poured – DUST FREE! Our equipment and staff will leave your foundation better prepared for your new flooring, which will lay flatter, look nicer and last much longer.
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HUGE, DUSTY MESS
The dust created by the chipping of the tile or stone, as well as the grout and grinding of thin-set, will permeate every inch of your home. You will find it in your closed cabinets, drawers, air ducts and even inside boxes in the attic. This causes costly and time consuming cleanup.
The dust created by the impact of the chipping hammer is captured by our patented Dust Ram system the instant it is created. Our patented system also allows us to capture the dust created during the grinding of the thin-set. This saves time and money. No cleaning company needed.
The dust created from chipping and grinding tile, and stone, along with grout and thin-set is crystalline silica dust. This dust is the only cause of the incurable respiratory disease called silicosis. It is also a human lung carcinogen (Cancer Causing).
The dust created during the demolition of your tile and stone floor is crystalline silica. The Dust Ram system captures the dust before it becomes airborne, protecting your family from exposure to this dangerous dust.
DAMAGED CONCRETE SLAB
Traditional methods of tile removal require that the thin-set be scraped off with an attachment to the chipping hammer. This often leaves pits in the concrete, not to mention does a poor job of removing all of the thin-set. This leaves your slab poorly prepared for your next floor.
READY FOR NEW FLOORING
The Dust Ram system allows us to grind off remaining thin-set properly, and captures the dust in the process. Since we don’t have to scrape off the thin-set, we won’t be leaving any behind. This gives you a flatter, better prepared surface, which will in turn give you a better floor installation!
Some contractors still show up with sledge hammers and chisels to take out your tile. The cheaper the contractor, the less impressive the methods used. This makes them inefficient, and time is money.
HIGH TECH – ORIGINAL AND PATENTED
With the Dust Ram system, you get the most advanced tooling system for removing tile and capturing dust at the moment it is created, ever made.
The Cutting Edge specialized floor demolition experts, factory-trained and certified in the use of the DustRam® System Equipment, can remove ceramic and other tiles and thinset up to 3 times faster than the average, floor removal contractor using traditional tools. On average, most floor removal projects can be completed in just one day.
A typical removal of 1,000 square feet of tile produces 600 pounds of dust! Imagine how this permeates your home – draperies, furniture, carpets, clothing, walls, ceilings, cabinets, closets, duct work, electronics, etc. That is what happens when traditional floor removal processes are used instead of our patented DustRam® System Equipment. Our specialized tools and high performance vacuums give us the ability to capture large amounts of concrete dust without contaminating the inside of your beautiful home or any precious belongings.
No other contractor in Houston can capture and contain the dust generated from chipping and removing ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles, and the grinding crack membrane and thinset from your subfloor with the speed and efficiency of Cutting Edge Tile Removal. Additionally, the concrete will be profiled and measurably flatter, creating a better bond for the next floor. The DustRam® System Equipment system allows us to be faster, cleaner, and safer for your family and pets. DustRam is just better.
When you choose Cutting Edge Tile Removal, you can be confident in your selection of the best contractoryou’re your removal project. With over 80 years of experience combined in our team members and the best, most technologically advanced DustRam® System equipment, you will see the same results our many clients rave about in their reviews of our company. We offer removal of the following types of flooring: