The cost for having tile removal or other flooring removed using the DustRam® System will vary depending on the type of flooring, size, location of the home/business, and how it was installed but flooring removal dust free typically starts around $3.00 per square foot.

There is a big difference in the system used by DustRam® contractors versus those companies that have simply purchased cheap equipment and use plastic and tape to “control the dust” or to “keep the dust down” whereas with contractors using the DustRam® System, your home is guaranteed to be cleaner when the crew leaves than when they arrived.

Cost is a determining factor in any endeavor; when a homeowner is completing a remodel, small things can add up quickly to derail a budget.  There can be a lot of working components, even in something as seemingly simple as changing the flooring of a home.

The first thing people must decide is what needs to be removed and what should replace it; the second is hiring a contractor or flooring store to make it happen.  The homeowner is tasked with finding the best price for the greatest value.

Many homeowners are looking to update older looks, worn carpets, or broken tiles and must consider the cost to remove tile flooring when replacing the tile floor.

The process usually requires removing tile from concrete, removing thinset with a thinset removal tool and then grinding down the concrete to prepare it for the replacement flooring chosen by the homeowner.

Most recently, the upward trend has been to search for the healthiest, quickest, and most cost-effective choice.  This movement necessitates a cost comparison between the traditional dusty removal of the floor versus the dust free tile removal cost.


When removing ceramic tile, or any other type of flooring, a great amount of dust is created at the typical job site; up to one pound of dust occurs for each square foot of the tile demo.  Deciding how to remove the tile and other flooring materials is an extremely important decision.

There are many methods to deter dust production in the hope of preventing it from entering the air.  These include such practices as hanging plastic sheeting, installing huge fans to blow dust outward, watering down the area as the work is done, and carefully vacuuming during or after the flooring demolition has been completed.

All these procedures have been used with varying degrees of success for years by flooring removal companies.  Even when these measures are taken, the homeowner is often left with dangerous silica dust particles throughout their home and coating the air conditioning components.

The cost of completing or paying for cleanup must now be added into the original flooring removal company’s “cost-saving” quote; it can run into the range of thousands of dollars over a period of months.

On the other hand, components of the DustRam® equipment are specialized to promptly capture the dust as it is created, before it is even airborne.  Every tile removal tool created by this company is designed with attention to detail, so the jobs are completed efficiently with minimal disruption for the homeowner.

Each movement of the team itself is also meticulously orchestrated to eliminate dust particles in every step of the process.  The DustRam® System dustless technique applies to thinset removal, carpet removal, Travertine, Stone, Saltillo tile removal, and will exceed OSHA specifications for silica dust exposure.

If it needs to be pulled, chiseled, or hammered from the floor dust free, DustRam® has the patented equipment for the job.

The total cost is drastically decreased when using the system initiated by AZ Home Floors, LLC.  No time is wasted putting up and taking down plastic sheets and tape, fans blowing dust and debris to float in the yard and down the street or waiting for the concrete base to dry before proceeding with the next step of installation for new flooring.

Due to the precision of the equipment and the DustRam® teams, there is no excessive cleanup of the work area needed, so the overall floor removal is completed in a shorter amount of time with definite cost savings in time and money.


When a homeowner is doing their due diligence to determine the correct person at the best price for their home flooring removal, they often ask the contractor how long they have been in the industry and working with floor demolition.

Although this is a great question to get the investigation started, an immediate follow-up query should be how long the company has specifically been doing dust free tile removal.  Here is where one will find the cost-benefit of paying a bit more to have the work completed by dust free seasoned professionals.

Most contractors and floor stores have several years of experience doing a combination of installation and demolition of flooring surfaces; much of this involves the traditional dusty method.  The inventor of DustRam® equipment has been in the flooring business for over 40 years and has worked exclusively for the last twelve years to achieve and refine the dust free process.

DustRam® holds the only patents to the equipment and requires all contractors who use their equipment and system of dustless tile removal to attend a personalized multi-day training session.  Supervised instruction and practice ensure the entire dustless tile removal teams uphold the high standards required to achieve a truly dust free outcome.

The expertise and know-how of the DustRam® teams translate easily into cost savings.  The monetary cost of dust free tile removal for the licensed, bonded, insured and experienced AZ Home Floors, LLC is almost equivalent to the charges of the big box stores, such as Home Depot, to complete the same removal.

The only difference is the other contractors use old-school methods to try to control the dust; the DustRam® System delivers a dustless process for nearly the same charge.  The service is superior, and the result is optimal.

The value when using experienced dust free teams is clearly apparent.  For tile removal in Phoenix, there are two DustRam® contractors offering this valuable service.


The tools used by a craftsman are an important aspect to consider regarding the costs of home improvement.  If a contractor has invested money into quality equipment, it shows a commitment to excellence.

The demolition team will complete their tasks quickly, efficiently, and safely—for the team, the homeowner, and items within the house.  The tools and techniques used in regular tile removal have not changed much over time and give the expected result when used — a grimy sheen covering every surface in the home with dangerous airborne particles circulating in the air conditioning system.

The DustRam® System patented equipment is specially designed to capture dust at the source and remove it completely from the premises without allowing it to contaminate the home and all items within it.  By choosing a DustRam® contractor, the homeowner is assured they will not incur the monetary cost of a dusty cleanup nor the possible health costs for all members of the family, including pets.

This decision is extremely important, especially for family members who have allergies, asthma, or COPD, as the silica dust particles created by the older style of tile removal contain carcinogens as recognized by both the CDC and OSHA.  These government entities have clear guidelines to protect anyone who may encounter the residue caused by flooring demolition.

It can take months or even years to remove all the dust and particles left by traditional removal methods. For health reasons alone, using the unique dustless tile removal service creates cost savings that cannot be numerically calculated.

Dust Free Tile Removal Cost Factors

There are a number of different factors that go into pricing for all types of tile removal project, some of the factors include, but are not limited to:

  1. Type of tile – There is a huge difference between a ceramic tile and a slate, travertine or saltillo tile.  Any contractor can describe the difficulty in removing stone versus ceramic.
  2. Size of tile – Size certainly matters and removing a 12 inch ceramic tile compared to a 24 inch ceramic tile is different as larger format tiles use a thicker mortar bed and this increases the thinset removal time.  Expect a higher cost for tile size that is 19 by 19 inches or larger.
  3. Location of tile – Removing tile from stairs, a shower, backsplash or a fireplace is not the same as removing tile from a concrete floor.  The more difficult the removal, the higher the cost.
  4. Subfloor – If a home is built over a basement or is a multi-story home, there is typically a cement board that needs to be removed as well, talk to your contractor about this.
  5. City location – Travelling to a home 15 minutes away compared to 2 hours away also is a factor on removal cost.  Check with your contractor to see how far they travel.  For jobs that are hours away and take multiple days, expect to pay more as overnight lodging would be required.
  6. Logistics – Standard single-story tract homes are much easier to access compared to a custom home with steps and inclined driveways.


Here are some great reviews from homeowners, realtors, contractors, and people just like you that have chosen a DustRam-certified company for their removal project:

When removing tile flooring, or any materials for that matter, cost factors are always going to be an obvious consideration.  It is important to keep in mind there are more pressing concerns than monetary that should be explored.

The dust free tile removal cost offered by DustRam® contractors is ultimately preferred based on the method of dust captured at the source, over a decade of experience in creating a dustless environment using the only patented equipment in the industry, and protection from the health hazards created by the processes used by competitors.

DustRam Tile Removal Contact Form

This form is for homeowners, new and existing, who have questions about a tile or flooring removal project. The more information we have about your home and the flooring you have, the more accurate we can be when giving an estimate on removal cost.
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  • We need your Arizona address so we can look at the logistics of where you live and we may also be able to pull up important information about your home including square footage, year built and possible photos from an old listing.
  • Since there are many ways people find us, please let us know how you first heard about us.
  • A room photo is good, especially if you can take it in the corner
    Accepted file types: jpg, bmp, png, jpeg, jpeg, jfif, jpeg2000, exif, tiff, gif, ppm, pgm, pbm, pnm, pdf.
  • For this photo, try to take a photo of a few tiles while aiming down with your camera.
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  • Use this box to add a message or questions for us. You can send us photos via the upload file link (SEE ABOVE). If you are looking on pricing, estimates and scheduling, please let us know what type(s) of flooring you are looking to get removed (ceramic, stone, wood, carpet) and what size the flooring is, such as 12 by 12 inches for tile or 6 by 36 for wood look tile. Thank you.

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