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Old 02-16-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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Removing Thinset From Subfloor

ripped out the old ceramic tile and i am going to replace with solid hardwood. Any thoughts on the best way to remove the thinset off the subfloor? I tried a handheld scraper with no luck. I also tried a hammer and ice scraper with no luck.


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Old 02-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Leveler - lots of it to fill cracks, dips, grooves and make it even.

However - I think it would be ideal to just take a skill saw - depth-set it to just cut out the top layer of subfloor and remove it all, put down new subfloor and start fresh.

You don't know what type of damage (water and otherwise) has been exactly on the subfloor - it might be weakened, rotted or molded.


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