I'm replacing about 1,300 square feet of tile in my new house. The
entire ground floor was 6" off white tile that made the place look
like a shower. So I rented a demo hammer and popped up the old tile
one day (a loooong day). Now I have the thinset left behind. It came
up in some area, but mostly not.
I rented the demo hammer again with the intention of scraping up the
old thinset. Ouch. That kicked my butt. I got about three rows done
before throwing in the towel in the hopes of finding an easier
solution. That was some backbreaking work, and I had a hundred more
rows to go.
A guy at a tile store told me I could just get some thinset and use
that to level off the troughs/grooves in the old thinset so I had a
level surface. He estimated I'd need about $130 worth of thinset to
do it. That price isn't bad and beats another option someone told me
- pouring on a leveling agent that flows outward to a level floor, but
costs about $45 per 5-gallon bucket (which I'd need a lot of). I
don't know, though, since I haven't priced anything out.
Are there any other options available to me? The old tile HAD to go,
but man I feel like I bit off more than I can chew! Thanks for any