The floor removal at Brisbane was full of unpleasant surprises. The tiles were not screwed together as I thought, they were bolted with winged molly rivets.
Here is a shot of the little bastards...... there was no easy answer, they just had to be drilled out and the then the little bits pushed through with a metal stick and all the slivers vacuumed up.
At least it was just the tiles around the edges of the room but some tiles had four on each corner and some along the sides as well.... it took David 7 hours of drilling to do three sides of the room.
The following day we had my family (Jason, Sheila and their three boys) Tammy and Elena, Karen Charles and David and I to take the floors up. Step one was popping all the little rubber plugs out of the floor, this as it were was the "fun" job when all was said and done.
Washing every one was not so fun
Sheila did it for hours, oh yeah and then we have to get them dry
When we started lifting them up there was water under all of them!! We flipped them over and put fans on them (great idea Karen!!).
The next day I had movers come and get them and know they are in storage at great expense! Wanna buy some flooring???
Karen on a stack : Then the stacking started, lots of stacking, over 400 tiles
|we figure they weighted about 30 pounds|
Jason and Kyle on the last three tiles!!