We offer Tile back-splash removal for our countertop customers. It is almost always required if you are planning on replacing your old laminate counter-top with a new granite counter-top. The reason for this is that existing tile was installed on top of the old counter-top after it was originally installed. The new counter-top will be a different thickness than the new one resulting in a gap or opening that is just not the same as the old one. The use of shims and varying thickness of stone will make installation of new granite impossible if it is too small and less than attractive if it is too big.
It is most often advisable to simply replace the old tile back-splash with a new one since you are updating the kitchen and you want a tight fit between your new counter-top and your back-splash.
We provide this service and need to know in advance to schedule and place for your removal. It is messy and time consuming. Most often the tiles do not pull off the wall cleanly. Typically the tiles will pull away the drywall with then making it more logical to simply replace the drywall behind the tiles.
Because each situation is different and has many variables we ask for a photo of your existing tile backsplash before we will provide a quote.