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If it is 12 x 12 tile, and not sheet with a 12x12 pattern you should be able to get a corner up and just peel the one square out.
If it's a sheet with a 12x12 title pattern and the bump is small, you can put a metal putty knife flat over the bump and hit it once with a hammer to see if you can flatten it. If the bump is large you're going to have to do a clean cut to remove it, the use a heat gun and a metal putty knife to flatten it out afterwards.
Paint type razor blade used to remove paint from window glass. If the tiles are "rough" that won't work. So good strong brush and a lot of elbow-grease. There may be a strong cleaner recommended by the Caulk Mfg. Lastly, my wife loves 50% household bleach for all kinds of things. I hate the smell though. Need excellent ventilation for strong cleaners or the bleach. "try a small unobvious place first" .
Make sure that the surface of the concrete is cleaned thoroughly. Remove stubborn dirt or stains with a mixture of one part degreasing cleanser and two parts water. Rinse the concrete well and wait 48 hours before continuing.
Use a large paintbrush or a long-handled paint roller fitted with a fine-nap roll to coat the entire concrete surface in a thick layer of soy-based or other environmentally-safe chemical stripper. Allow the stripper to eat away at the sealant for 10 minutes, scrape up the peeling sealant with a paint scraper or putty knife. Clean up all of the debris.
Rinse concrete to remove all of the stripper. Let the concrete dry 48 hours. Apply the new sealant or the finish of your choice .
When you remove old carpet from a room, you will most likely be left with remnants of glued-down backing on the floor. Getting the tile back to it's original smooth appearance can be a tedious task. You will need to make sure that you have a lot of patience and a lot of elbow grease. Start removing the glue by scraping the tile with a heavy-duty wallpaper scraper or a long-handled scraper. Do a quick sweep of the floor. Plug in your heat gun. Once it is heated up, you will want to place it at a forty-five degree angle to the floor and direct the heat on the remaining carpet backing. The carpet backing will loosen considerably as the glue begins to dissolve. The carpet backing will loosen considerably as the glue begins to dissolve. Use the wallpaper scraper to remove the loosened backing. Work in small sections. Once you have removed the carpet backing from the tile, wash the area with warm water and soap to ensure all of the glue and backing are removed. Continue until the entire tile floor is free of carpet backing.