Entrance door flooring removal


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Old 12-27-19, 11:18 AM
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Entrance door flooring removal

We live in SW Missouri & the attached entrance door flooring configuration seems to be somewhat popular in older homes, like ours. We'd like to replace the flooring & would like some advice on how to go about removing it. Previously, we've replaced floor tiling throughout the house, but this seems rather irregular. Can anyone offer a suggestion or two?
 
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Old 12-27-19, 11:39 AM
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You'd need to chisel the stones loose to remove them. Hard to say what the subfloor will look like once the mud bed is removed. Are you wanting to put in oak to match the rest of the floors?
 
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Old 12-27-19, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. Actually, there's a small gap where the stone was cut at the entrance door threshold. At that gap, the subfloor meets the threshold & is visibly rotting. We get seasonal expansion & contraction with the stone (it seems to act like frost heave), which creates interior door opening/closing issues. Is it safe to assume that the subfloor under the stone is rotten?
 

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Possibly, I doubt you'd know the extent of the rot until the stone and cement bed is removed ..... unless you have access from below.
 
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Old 12-27-19, 03:43 PM
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We get seasonal expansion & contraction with the stone
Doubtful it's coming from the stone, wood has many times the expansion rate of stone so something is going on with sub flooring.

So what are you wanting to do, replace with wood, some type of tile?

Ultimately, as mentioned, breaking it up, finding what is going on with subfloor, resolving why subfloor is getting wet (assuming) then reinstalling new flooring of choice!
 
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I would be surprised if it doesn't just pop up. I live in SW Mo. too and with all the moisture we get, it is probably loose.
 
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Old 12-27-19, 05:38 PM
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A rotary hammer with an sds chisel attachment would pop it up fairly quickly.
 
 

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