Remove items that are on the tile floor. In order to remove the floor tile, move any appliances or other items that are covering the floor. You can place them on a stable counter in the room or in another room entirely. These items might include trash cans, kitchen islands, drying racks, or toilet accessories.
Put on proper safety attire to protect yourself from flying debris. Removing floor tile can cause injuries if you’re not properly protected, so put on leather work gloves, a long-sleeve shirt, and pants to protect your hands, arms, and legs from getting cut. You should also wear protective eyewear and a dust mask.
Knee pads are super useful for protecting your knees while you’re kneeling on the floor tiles. Wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet while you’re working.
Cover surfaces that you don’t want to get dirty. This includes the bottom of walls, cabinets, and any other surface that’s close to the floor. Dust and pieces of tile will likely fly up while you’re working, so it’s best to cover necessary areas with plastic so that you have less cleanup once your project is finished.
Use painter’s tape to attach the plastic to surfaces. It’s a good idea to cover the tops of surfaces as well if you will likely be laying your materials or tools on the counter.