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jspudmitchel

04:48AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 08/12/03
2 lifetime posts
How do I remove slate flooring? We have slate flooring in the foyer and want to replace with either a marble or ceramic tile.

Thanks for any help provided.

AWoodFloorSpecialist

05:41AM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 07/24/03
80 lifetime posts
A large hammer, masonry chisels and pry bars is the best way. You will probably not get up the slate in one peice. Breaking it up and removing it might be the only way if it was installed properly.

Franklyn
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Graham Flooring

04:46PM | 08/13/03
In addition, I have found that an air chisel (pogo stick) is handy too. You can rent one at "the big orange box" for around 25 bucks a day and they have several attachments that can aid in your demolition.
Good luck. !


jspudmitchel

07:10PM | 08/13/03
Member Since: 08/12/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help. Sounds like a lot of work ahead for me. Let me ask one additional question, is it possible to lay a ceramic tile over the slate or would this make it to high for adjoining rooms? Or possibly a wood laminate floor?

Graham Flooring

11:29AM | 08/15/03
yes you can do both .. i would suggest a laminate floor .. but if ou would like ceramic .. ceramic tile can be laid over existing ceramic.
Either way, you will not have to tear it up.


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