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Hey Everyone, my wife has finally convinced me that we should put hardwood on the main level of our house. We are getting a sweet deal on the flooring as she knows a rep. Anyway, I have to remove, ceramic tile, vinyl tiles and particleboard underlay in certain areas prior to the new flooring going down. Being as how many of you do this on a daily basis do you have any hints or shortcuts to make this an easier removal process??? Thanks in advance!
 

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alot of elbow grease and if you can stand the mess, you can set a depth on your saw and chunk it out all at once possibly.
 

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Get a couple of different sized pry bars and a couple of good square bladed shovels and get an edge up and start going back and forth between all your tools as you get purchases that apply to each one.
 

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And safety glasses. Really, my old boss got hit dead in the eye with a flying peice of tile, cataract and ripped his lens. Had to get operated on and stitches in his eye. ouch!

Don
 

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A air chisel will get that ceramic tile up no problem. Not sure about other surfaces that need to come up. :Thumbs:
 

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I'm going with Flor on the field sections, take the whole shebang out in chunks. I love my air hammer, use it for the detail work.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I started on the weekend and though I was sick all weekend I got 3/4 of the stuff up, it only took me about 2 hours per room so far, the underlay was stapled down so once I got started it came up pretty easily using a wonderbar and a hammer, most pieces were between 2 and 4 sqft in size so went fairly quickly. Haven't started the dining room yet but popped out a couple of tiles and they came out pretty easily. I think this may be the first time I'm glad the previous owner did a bad job on something!!
 
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