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Old 01-12-2014, 10:40 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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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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Yep, new plan is to get to the sub floor, 1/4 hardy backer and porcelain tile. I will be using thin set between sub floor and hardy backer, with a 1/4 trowel, and same between hardy backer and tile. I will be laying 18" tile so I know I have to butter the back of the tile as well. Any information would be great.

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no help here, but just curious. I thought Travertine tile looked nice, but I don't know anything about it.
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nice looks but not good as a floor, It pits out very bad and does not hold up to foot traffic. very porous.
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............with a 1/4 trowel, and same between hardy backer and tile. I will be laying 18" tile so I know I have to butter the back of the tile as well.
Where did you get that bad info?

Also check this out;

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nice looks but not good as a floor, It pits out very bad and does not hold up to foot traffic. very porous.

Pitting can be filled. Floors can be polished and resealed. Just saying.

To remove, I'd use demo hammer and remove the travertine. Then go for the hardibacker. I don't know if you can get both tile and backer without damaging the subfloor. Your call.
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