You know that blue ceramic tile I wanted to get rid of. We found out it is very, very stubborn. It doesn’t want to go. We need to get it up before we can lay down the new floor. We thought we could just get a crow bar under and edge and start popping it off. Boy were we wrong. We chiseled and hammered and made very little progress with quite a bit of effort. Talk about discouraging, but there was no going back.
The solution-a jack hammer! Well not quite, but pretty close. We actually used a demolition hammer that we rented from Home Depot and even with that powerful machine it was a lot of work. We spent hours and weren’t even half way done. Tim did most of the work, be we all took turns on it for little bits of time.
We returned it after 24 hours-we had family plans over the weekend and couldn’t see keeping it around, paying rent on it while we were spending time with our family. Sunday afternoon we rented it again and continued for hours on the project. My brother, Patrick and his friend, Chad, arrived Sunday evening ready to begin the remodel on Monday so we called it quits for the night. Bright and early Monday morning we continued and this is what our house looked like when we were done.