|Project by BuckeyeNate||posted 03-26-2013 05:14 PM||3605 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Here is the current project i am attacking…but first a bit about myself. Abouta year ago, i bought a bank owned home that had sat empty for about 18 months. Its a great house, i love the layout, in a good neighborhood, and decent sized yard.
But man did the previous homeowners do ZERO work and add sitting empty for as long as it did…you can imagine.
I am by NO means a pro, just a guy who doesnt mind getting his hands dirty and learning a few things along the way.
So, back to this hallway. Tile was down, and about every other one was cracked, so i decided to start taking it up. A job i underestimated…
I imagine it was an original tile job from 1985, i also assume, backerboard wasnt around then. They had a 1/4” peice of plywood gluded down then stapled / nailed ontop for additional strength; then mortar on top and tile. Unfortunately for me, this guy knew what the hell he was doing which caused me a ton of work.
To get it out, i was taking my sawzall to break it up a bit then hammering a prybar as far in as i could go and prying it up. Natutrally, no big pieces would come off, it would splinter out to about softball sizes chucks at a time.
All and all it took me about 6 hrs just to do the hallway (and clean up); I have yet to finish taking out the staples.
I have laminate to put down, hopefully i will get to that this weekend and post the pictures.