Send us your ceramic tile removal tips
Getting that old thinset chiselled out can take several days, if you are working on a large area of floor. Who's got the best tool and accessory for getting it all cleaned up quickly?
By Steve Payne
Is there a more frustratingly slow demolition task than removing ceramic tile thinset from a plywood floor? You can rent any number of specialty demolition tools, and half of them seem to work. A contractor we visited last week was using a pretty nice chipping hammer, but either the chisel-type blade he was using wasn’t sharp enough, or this particular thinset was brutally tough, because it was going to take him and his buddy several days to get the subfloor clean enough for new tiles.
Do you have a favourite tool or technique for this thankless task? Send us your ideas and we’ll publish the best ones, entering your name into a drawer to win an Irwin chisel set.