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finally I put together all my courage to replay all old ugly floor on the 1st level of our home.

today I found in the kitchen, there are 4 layers above subfloor
I can tell from the exposed transition part there are

top layer: tile (ceramic? maybe)
2nd layer: plywood
3rd layer: sticky vinyl
4th layer: plywood

and my guess is below the 4th layer is the subfloor:vs_karate::vs_karate:

what's the quickest way to remove them all? or at least to the 3rd layer.

I am thinking to keep the 4th layer of plywood (same plywood layer in the living room, below parquet floor as well), will that reduce heat lost during winter time? maybe even keep the 3rd layer of vinyl sheet, remove that sticky thing is also PITA.
 

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I don't know what you finished plan is but it's generally best to remove everything down to the subfloor. Not an easy task with all of those layers, as you'll likely have to remove the tile first and then you might be able to cut into the ply and vinyl but there could also be a 1/4" layer of ply below the vinyl and that should come out as well.
 

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what's the quickest way to remove them all? or at least to the 3rd layer.
I cut stuff like that into manageable sections (2x2- 3x3) and take all of the layers up at once. Of course if you do have tile under there you'll have to get past that first.
 
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