Tile floor & thin set demo - suggestions?
I'm gutting our small guest bathroom, and am looking for suggestions about demo of the floor. The first layer to go were the glued vinyl tiles that a previous owner put over top of ceramic tiles (and yes, they sunk along grout lines to give the house a solidly "el cheapo" feel). I've started chipping out the ceramic tiles and the quickset with steel mesh that's underneath. Under that there's a layer of what looks like old linoleum (a faint pattern makes me think this vs vapor barrier), and then the wood subfloor.
I started using a demo hammer & chisel, but it's not quick work, and I'm going to attempt the same approach in the kitchen - a much bigger area. The nearby home depot has a "big power demo hammer" for rent, but I also see that they sell these smaller rotary hammers, which can be set for hammer-only mode and supposedly will work well for "small jobs".
So my question - any suggestions on the best and fastest way to tear out the old floor?