You are going to have to remove the tile. Laying plywood on top and then vinyl is going to be hard. The plywood needs to be attached to something and its hard to attach it to the tile.Originally Posted by cricketeen;2287920;
Removing it is not hard, but its work, you have to scrape the tile and morter and grout off. But in the long run, better to get rid of the tile and do the floor right. It will last longer. There are tools you can rent. You break a tile with a hammer into pieces and once you get that broken and up, then you use the "tile remover tool" (technical term. ) to pry up the other tiles. (its like getting the first brownie out of the pan.
The first one is hard, but once its out, then the spatula can easily get to the rest of the brownies to lift them out. ) It really isn't complicated, but you do have to put your back into it. Usually the tiles will pop right up, then scrape the morter off and lay the new floor.