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Sometimes it takes a village. Here's a summary of what ended up working: The first layer of tiling came off without too much trouble by using a heavy duty paint scraper (with a slight bend to it) and a hammer. I was able to get through this in less than an hour. The second layer was much harder. I believe @Ecnerwal was right in that it was actually a layer ...
I feel your pain, I have run into this many times. It may be necessary to use a Sonic/ vibrating tool like a Rockwell Sonic Crafter with a scraping blade. You may damage the wood a little, bit it will sand out. Don't use water, it can damage the underlaying wood and seep into the subfloor. The center of the floor is always the hardest to strip. Foot ...
Fill all cracks, holes, uneven spots with floor leveling compound. Otherwise those defects will wear through and cause your top layer to crack. Get the floor clean, dust-free, and dry.
We just prep the old tile by sanding it with 120 or 160 grit paper. Any loose old tiles, you have to glue them down or staple them with heavy duty staples. Or you can peel them up and use floor filler to fill in that spot.
I'd question how waterproof you need this to be. Will there routinely be water sitting on the floor? If not, you may be over-engineering things. That said, off the top of my head, one option for waterproofing the subfloor would be to paint on Redgard: It's a 'paint on' waterproofing membrane that you'd typically use behind tiles on cement board and the ...
I am doing a similar installation now, however my plywood sub flooring is pressure treated. I am filling any gaps with silicone caulking and then using an approved leveling/patching material(Henry Unipatch is what I'm using). I am then going to coat the entire floor with a bonding agent. I have 475 Sq. ft. of floor to do.
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