Is there a tool for this????

kabirAugust 23, 2012

I bought a 4100 sq ft house in need of a major remodel. There is 1200 sq ft of 18 year old tile on the first floor. Is there a tool I can rent or buy to rip this Sh**load of tile which will make my life easier.

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brickeyee

What kind of tile?

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 5:02PM
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kabir

ceramic porcelain 12x12 with no backer board(can you believe it!!)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 10:06PM
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weedyacres

Electric chisel. Like a mini jackhammer.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 6:01AM
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StoneTech

If you figgure you aren't doing it daily as a professional, Harbor Freight will sell you a Rotary Hammer/Chipper for under a hunnerd bucks. Get the 2" chisel tool to go with it and a pair of gloves and go for it....

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 6:03PM
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ladoladi

We have a guy in our town who has some kind of machine that looks like a pallet lifter, but smaller scale and had a large chisel in the front. We paid him a few hundred dollars and pulled up about 2,000 square ft of ooooold ceramic tile in the main part of the house. I think his company was called Speedy Floors or something like that. Someone in your town may have a similar machine.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:34PM
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brickeyee

Floor stripper or tile stripper.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:17AM
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raineygirl

I have a question on this subject, once the ceramic tile is removed, what preparation will be needed in order to put down laminate flooring? I too, have that tile (18 yrs old) that's so outdated and I'm ready to have it taken out! I understand that this is a very, messy job and dust gets into everything,,,not looking forward to that day.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 5:35PM
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brickeyee

" I understand that this is a very, messy job and dust gets into everything"

Seal of the area (heavy plastic and tape) and block HVAC vents in the room with cardboard taped to the wall.

It would be better to turn off the HVAC if possible.

Use CleanStream filters on the shop vac when cleaning up.
Purchase two filters so that when one clogs you can remove it, wash it, install the second filter, and wait for the first filter to dry.

A larger shop vac on wheels is a good idea.
They are easier to move around.

Empty it BEFORE it becomes so heavy you cannot lift it.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2012 at 4:53PM
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