Bye ugly old floor.
Boy was I glad to get rid of that ugly mess, only to find uglier underneath.
(this was the color the kitchen was when we bought the house)
This was our first day of reno. We removed the flooring, which were vinyl tiles covering ugly ugly 1970's-ish ceramic tile ,sorry I don't have a picture to show you just how ugly the ceramic tile was, but I'm sure you can only imagine how it looked if you were around in the 70's.
We used a small pry bar to wedge up under the ceramic tile and remove it from the backing, and since the vinyl tile was still adhered to the top, it minimized the chipping/flying ceramic debris. Broken ceramic tile and be just as sharp as glass can, so you have to be careful.
Because of the age, the tile mastic separated very easily from the underlayment.
We're doing all the work ourselves except the plumbing and electrical. So it will take a little time to get done, but at least we know it will be done right and the way we want it. Stayed tuned to see what I want the new floor to look like.