I should probably come clean and admit that I'm using this blog post to brag about my shiny new gadget.
That aside I'm hoping to provide some information on getting rid of old adhesive left behind when you remove ceramic tiles.
This recent job was for a customer who had ceramic tiles in their kitchen which needed to be removed prior to their new Amtico flooring.
I used a 50 grit sandpaper to remove the residual adhesive which means that there is no need to screed the floor twice. This saved the customer a few pennies and also gives a smoother finish.
Have a look at my video on the right to see the results - it took me 20 minutes to sand the whole kitchen which measures approx 20m2 (don't worry the video isn't 20 mins long!)
When i first went out to assess the work, all the tiles were cracking because of an incorrect initial installation. If you're planning on having a ceramic tile floor fitted it's worth making sure that the sub floor is prepared properly and tiles are not directly fitted onto a wayrock flooring