I have about 400 sf of 12" square ceramic tile that I need to take up. It
has been laid over sheet vinyl with a white ceramic tile adhesive, and not
grout. It does have 1'4" or so grout between tiles. The original sheet
goods was Congoleum, and was put down with whatever glue was used in 1978.
I have used a wood chisel to scrape some of it off the concrete, and it
comes off fairly easily.
What is the best way to get the tiles and old sheetgoods off? A 1" chisel?
A 3" chisel? Just go in from the edges? Smack it with a hammer, and try to
shatter it? THEN, what is the best way to get the layers of glue, sheet
goods, and glue off the concrete to make a pretty floor for the new tile?
Wood chisels slid along the floor? Stiff bladed putty knives? Any rental
thinguses available that will help?
Looks like a long job no matter what I do, so am looking for help in advance
to develop a game plan. Just trying to avoid doing it the ancient Egyptian
way ......... lots of labor and lots of time ...............