- Chip out the tile with chipping hammers, level the floor, and lay new tile
- Grind off the wax with angle grinders
Both choices are terrible in terms of manual labor required and the amount of dirt and dust that will cover the house. We decided to choose the second option since it will be much cheaper and because the terrazzo tile has about 1/2 inch of mortar underneath it which would make chipping it out suck. So, Aaron bought 4 angle grinders, about 50 polishing wheels, goggles, respirator masks, and had two guys come help out.
They started on Tuesday and it looks like a bomb exploded in our house! Even though they wrapped a lot of things in plastic, the dust is getting everywhere. We will have to clean for days or maybe months….
The difference in the tile is amazing and it should look much brighter once we are done. I lucked out and was at work during the week while they worked on the floor. Tomorrow however, I will be gifted with an angle grinder of my own, a pair of goggles and a mask. Lovely :)