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Old 01-12-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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I have about 500 sq ft of travertine floor to remove. It's on 1/4 in hardy backer and that's on 3/8 particle board that's over the sub floor. I need to remove this down to the sub floor to complete my nearly whole house tile job. What is the best method to remove this?

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This what I use with a tile blade. It's a wide flat bit with a raised area in the middle that lefts and splits the tile.
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http://www.coastaltool.com/bosch/112...10700000000159

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Patrick,

If the method I posted at the other site doesn't work well for you, using the demo hammer is a good step cuz you're removing the tiles and then the other layers. This way will take longer, but will require less force.

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There's no easy way, but I would start at a doorway and try to get under the particle board with demo bars (crow bars), one in each hand. You'll improvise as you go and figure it out. There's no one way.

Have help and wear the proper clothing and eye protection of course.

Got plans for the new floor yet? Hopefully a better plan than the way that floor was done.

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Cutting that subflooring between the joist and cut along the two outside walls so your working in sections will help make it go faster.
Old tool I found that a big help doing demo work is this.
http://www.thegutster.com/index_2.htm
I got mine at Northern Tool.
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