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    Question Trying to remove floor tiles

    I am currently removing slate tiles and planning to put down floor boards

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    Ive ripped up some of the tiles with an ozito hammer drill with a chisel attachment.
    the thing is, the mortar on the concrete slab that glues the tile down is very difficult to remove.
    i can remove it with the ozito but its taking quite a bit of time and i did accidentally chip into the concrete in a few areas.

    whats the best tool that could be used to remove the mortar?
    and where will a be able to find one of these?

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriptik View Post
    I am currently removing slate tiles and planning to put down floor boards

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...130_091357.jpg

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...130_091407.jpg

    Ive ripped up some of the tiles with an ozito hammer drill with a chisel attachment.
    the thing is, the mortar on the concrete slab that glues the tile down is very difficult to remove.
    i can remove it with the ozito but its taking quite a bit of time and i did accidentally chip into the concrete in a few areas.

    whats the best tool that could be used to remove the mortar?
    and where will a be able to find one of these?

    thanks
    Talk to your local Hire Shop about a concrete floor grinder. I've used them many times.

    Depending on the size of the area, you may need a hand one or an upright.

    Only other way is make a scraper from 2mm steel or similar, solid and wide enough on a long strong handle so you can scrape the floor area and chip it off.

    floor grinder - Google Search

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    Default Trying to remove floor tiles

    I'd go for the hire shop floor grinder too. Make sure you get a vac from then too.the stand up ones are really easy to use. The only snag is when it hits a big clump it may jump around. Start in the middle room for a bit of practice before going near any walls.
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