The first thing I did was start busting out the tile. I used a small sledge hammer and pick….that helped relieve some of my pent up anger towards the tile, but it was exhausting. I got horrible blisters and I Could not hold a cup to drink. Not good.
I filled up the broken pieces into used shipping boxes so I could place one a week into the dumpster in the alley. Yes, here in Midland we have community dumpsters and not garbage cans. Great really. You can unload a lot of garbage in one day.
I got this much done in a week and the light went off in my head…..there has to be a better way! So I went and rented one of these!
Oh My Gosh!!!! ELECTRIC HAMMER. The most fun, easy to use and efficient way to tear up tile!!!! I have fallen in love. (NOTE: Buy a face guard helmet thingy, you will need it with all the flying tile). All I had to do was squeeze the button, lean on it and it would start hammering away. SO MUCH FUN!!! Within an hour I had so much done.
Then I packed up the salvage pieces
Then next day I moved out the fridge and dishwasher and did the last part. Returned the hammer on Monday and smiled for 2 weeks!
BAM ! Floor done…….next step is to reface the cabinet door