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Old 11-20-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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I've been using my Makita hammer drill ton remove thin set but I can't seem to make anymore progress.
We are putting in 12mm laminate flooring and have been told we need a well prepared floor.

Attached are three pictures of the current floor condition.
Any suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated.

Also what is the best way to level this concrete floor?

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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The "close-up" pictures are really handy, now we can get into the molecular structure and make up of the subfloor.

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Do I sense sarcasm?
Lol sorry ill do that again
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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Here are some closer pictures. And one with a bigger view
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The "close-up" pictures are really handy, now we can get into the molecular structure and make up of the subfloor.
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I am a complete moron when it comes to this stuff. So I'm very gullible and will easily misinterpret what to do. Just a heads up
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Meaning...
A couple of photos with a landscape view would be more beneficial than a few super close-ups of who knows what.

OH...and YES...That was sarcasm.
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A couple of photos with a landscape view would be more beneficial than a few super close-ups of who knows what.

OH...and YES...That was sarcasm.
Ok landscape views.
This is the entrance hallway and kitchen which were stone floor.
I need a level floor for the new laminate flooring. It's not looking good at the moment and I'm running out of time.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #8
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The floor (substrate) should be "flat/plane", not necessarily "level".

The best way to plane the floor is to use a floor grinder. A few pocks and divots won't be a major problem.

A floor grinder can be rented along with the necessary grinding stones. A chipping-hammer will probably do more damage.

The only other (more costly) method would be to use Self Leveling Compound and pour it on the entire floor.

If there are no major humps and bumps then the laminate may work out okay.

The pictures don't look that bad from here.

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