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    I have removed a layer of tile but the Masonite underneath is nailed about every 10cm to the hardwood floors Iím trying to expose. Is there a quicker way to demo it than chipping it up in tiny sections? I want to minimize damage to the timber floors as I hope to sand and polish them. Thanks for any advice.

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    A garden shovel is the best way to lift it you dont even need to remove tiles first, there will still be a lot of nails to pull out after.

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    And those nails may very well be underlay nails which means they snap or damage the floor rather than pull out.
    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalnewb View Post
    I have removed a layer of tile but the Masonite underneath is nailed about every 10cm to the hardwood floors Iím trying to expose. Is there a quicker way to demo it than chipping it up in tiny sections? I want to minimize damage to the timber floors as I hope to sand and polish them. Thanks for any advice.
    No quick tricks for this one unfortunately. Good luck, my experience is those nails donít like coming out.

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