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I've done many ceramic and por. tile floors. I have a customer who has asked me if I could go over his existing floors (slate). Any sugguestions? I know it would be a bear to get the old tile up but I don't want to have any problems.

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When a customer suggests a method that you're not sure about, you could give the generic response, "Sure, I could do it that way, but you wouldn't get a warranty". Generally they start to see it your way after that.
 

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There is no way to get a flat floor if you go over it. Slate is a rock and very rough one at that. Good luck. I say go talk to your Bosh SDS max hamer and ask him what he wants to do.
 

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I'd try to save the slate and resell it on another job.
 

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Air hammer set as low as it can go, 3" wide blade, low angle and attack it from a few different spots. A whack here and a whack there. Even reasonably small pieces can be worked into baths. That stuff costs a small fortune down here, far away from the pits.
 
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