How can I remove floor tile cement from floor? Is there a tool/chemical etc?
We are having a new kitchen at home and at the same time having the kitchen floor re-tiled. So, I just spent a large part of the weekend taking up the old floor tiles, but… as you can see from the photo, there’s a lot of patches of the old tile adhesive still stuck to the original black floor. It is very stubborn and difficult to remove and actually looks and feels like concrete. I’m hoping those of you who have been in a similar position previously, have some tips on getting this stuff up. Is there a specific method? A chemical, a tool? As you can see from the photo the stuff is only a couple of millimetres thick and looking at it it appears that it would come off with a paint scraper but it won’t. It’s stuck VERY well to the Black floor.
Now, I’m hoping this won’t sound like the craziest suggestion ever but I was thinking about buying a cheap hand held electric planer…the sort you would use to plane a door down with etc. My thinking is that if I set the planer blade to 1mm or something it would remove the old cement, not damage the Black floor and (hopefully) not damage the blade too much
Any tips guys?
Thanks in advance.
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