Kitchen Floor

13 Jun 2010
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United Kingdom
My kitchen floor is about 1 inch higher than the floor in the dining area. I need to make it all one level.
In the kitchen area on the top is Kardean flooring underneath that is I think a self levelling compound and underneath that is plywood, which seems like it has been stuck to the original concrete floor.
How can I get it all up. What would be the best tools to use to make the job easier

Help please
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With blood, sweat n tears lol.

Sometimes karndean will lift quite easy once you get a corner up with a chisel, paint scraper etc, enough to get a grip on a corner, use pliers to pull it if it helps. If it's really stubborn you can hire a tile remover from HSS Hire for about 30/40 quid.

If the ply is fully bonded to concrete and is in full 8' x 4' sheets. Have a go at one with a large crowbar or 2 even.. If it's too much like hard work (which it prolly will be) it might be worthwile running a circular saw through it at the correct depth to the ply, just to make the pieces smaller and hopefully easier. It might take up some of the screed with it though but then it's likely you would have to screed over the remaining adhesive anyway so count that in with your costs.

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