I am going to rip up my kitchen floor tile. It is currently laid directly onto the concrete slab. Then, I am going to install a hardwood floor - an engineered wood hardwood floor glued down installation. I am looking for advice on how to rip up the floor tile. I have heard you can rent a electric chipper -- kind of like a motorized chisel? Has anyone done this? After we rip up the tile, we would like to grind down the remaining thinset, so that the new hardwoord floor will be the same height as the flooring that it is butting up against. There is no doorway to the kitchen, so we don't want a big edge where the wood and the existing family room tile butt up to each other.

I once saw this on a Bob Vila show, where they ground down the thinset in a condo so that they could stain the concrete floor without floating it. I am trying to figure out what tool they used to grind down the floor to the concrete. I am also looking for any advice from anyone who has done this. Thanks so much.

Footsox