Remove mortal from a concrete floor?

Old 10-31-04, 08:22 AM
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Remove mortar from a concrete floor?

Anyone know a way to remove mortar from a concrete floor? I'm redoing my bathroom and hammered out all the tile, but now I'm left with a lot of mortar still on the floor. I know I could probably put a new layer of concrete down, but that will cause issues with the toilet/shower drains.


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Old 10-31-04, 08:34 AM
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You can use a wide blade chisel type tool and a hammer to remove the thinset from the floor. The chisel can be obtained from your local home improvement center in the brick laying department. They are called BRICK CHISEL. They come in widths of 3-6". Place the chisel against the bottom edge of the thinset lump and smack it with a hammer. Don't chip out the concrete though. You can also rent a floor sander and sand the thinset off. Wear a dust mask as it will get really dusty.

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