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Old 10-29-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Well Its started. 1/2 the cabinets are down 60% of the floor is up.

The plan:
-Replace old cabs with new stock ones
-Tile or laminate wood flooring
- Wire in under cab light and accent lighting above cabs

That sound simple that way

I ended up using a rotary hammer to get the tiles up off the slab, set it to hammer and went at it about 5 hours to get done what I did.
tried a "the stripper" from the rental place non effective at all.
rot/hmmr the way to go some tiler popped whole some cameout in schrapnel like pieces.
WEAR saftey glasses!! I had trickels of blood from forehead and many places on arms. It comes at you in a hurry

SO I need opinions should I refloat the floor and reinstall tile or laminate hardwood?

I only consider the wood due to the damage to the slab and the amount of work its going to take to prep for new tile.
I need an easy way to get the thinset off the slab I figured an angle grinder with some form or wheel/wire. I know I need some thing thats not gonna clog up and be kinda speedy.


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Old 10-29-2009, 07:00 PM   #2
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Ok so you gotta hit the link I dont know why the pic didnt show correctly

and All the old cabinets are going to the local habitat fot humanity thats in dire need of said things
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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An angle grinder with a diamond cup may be the way to go. Dusty, dusty, and more dust, but it gets the job done. Not all of it needs to be removed if you are able to skim over the top with more thinset to get it smooth again. Tile or laminate your choice, either way the flatter the surface the better the job will be.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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Are those white cabinets in the picture the new cabinets? I think wood laminate with white cabinets looks great.

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Old 11-04-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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We put medium maple cabinets on light bamboo flooring and it looks nice. Bamboo is pretty tough, but pots and pans are tougher. On the plus side, glass doesn't break nearly as easily.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:41 AM   #6
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I don't agree with previous posters, for me a white tile would look great.

Obviously it'll cost you more time and money probably, but I hate wood in kitchens, I think it's unhygienic.

I was looking at your walls, man you have so much work to do there! Did you ever consider putting glass splashbacks on your kitchen walls?

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