We had thought we would be able to save the ceramic tile floor in the kitchen, and save some money while we were at it. It was a neutral ceramic tile, in good shape, and was installed correctly. When our contractor Rob heard that we wanted to save it, he just laughed at us. Apparently there was so much of a slope to the floor in the kitchen that if we tried to build new cabinets, etc on top of it, it would all end up crooked. So now we had to take up the ceramic floor. We enlisted out buddy Dave for the job- you may remember him from demo day. I feel like Dave needs a good nickname- he reminds me of Paul Bunyan, he even wears the same outfit, has the same beard and carries an ax. But he’s a totally sweet and helpful guy, although I don’t think Paul Bunyan has anywhere near the number of tats Dave has.
Anyway, we borrowed a jackhammer from another contractor friend, and Dave ripped up the ceramic floor for us in a day:
Good times. Thanks for doing all the dirty work Dave! hope you had fun with the jackhammer! The saddest part about the whole thing was that Jon brought Dave a 6-pack in thanks ( as well as paying him), but when Dave went to take the beer into his house, the bottom fell out of the carrier and he lost 5 out of 6 beers. Sad Day 😦 !