Replacing kitchen worktops

Our kitchen worktops must be quite old as they were in the flat when we moved in 15 years ago. As we need to replace our sink, built in oven and hob it seems a good time to put in better ones. The present worktops are 38mm thick and the walls were evidently tiled afterwards right down to the worktops. New worktops seem to be sold as 40mm thick. My question is would a fitter be able to remove the old ones without damaging the tiles and does the extra 2mm thickness make any difference. Bill.
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replying to Bill Ward, Iggy wrote: You'll really need to have a fitter assess the situation in person. There's always the option of cutting a bit of tile off to get the new tops in, but you don't sound too willing for that route. The fitter may find that the old tops are mounted to plywood or strips atop the cabinetry that he could steal the needed space from. And, if the old and new tops have small back-splashes included, then those could be easily sized for a perfect remodel.
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