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.
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. !
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?
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.