I have a 1940s house in Tucson, kitchen of which was redone in the early 70s.
The walls are, near as I can tell, brick with plaster over them (not drywall).
There's a lot of ceramic tile on the walls, which is somehow built out
so it protrudes a full inch from the rest of the wall. We're remodeling (doing
ourselves). I just tried prying off some tile, and it's extremely difficult,
and then there's the problem of the 3/4 inch of gray mortar behind it before I
get to the
I think I know the answer to this question, but ... is there any reasonably easy
to get this stuff off? If not, I'll have to hire a contractor, or we'll build
rest of the walls to be even with the tile (a lot of it will get covered by the
The kitchen is small enough that I don't want to lose the width the latter
would entail, but I really don't want to have weeks of clouds of dust in the
(it's still hot, house is AC cooled).
We had planned on doing the remodel one qnadrant of the kitchen at a time, to
it partially functional throughout. This obviously would be impossible
if e're doing concrete demolition with jackhammers.