thin layer under tile backsplash?
We removed ceramic tile from our kitchen countertops and the job was made much easier by the fact that the installer had mortared the tile to a wire mesh that was stapled to plywood. We just chipped off the edges and then removed the staples to get the entire section. I think it was partly to make the countertop higher, but it really worked out for us during removal. Removal of the 4" backsplash was not so easy and damaged the drywall in several places. My question is: Is there a thin type of backer board in plastic or wood that we could use as a layer under the new 18" backsplash so it will be easier to remove if we decide to remodel again? 3/8" or 1/4" plywood would look odd sticking out with tile on top. And should we use mesh under the 4x8" tiles?