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Old 09-05-2017, 10:54 AM   #1
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Accent piece MUCH thicker than wall tile

I have a customer who wants to use an 8"x8" encaustic tile as the accent strip. A problem though it is much thicker than the wall tile. The encaustic is 10/16" while the wall is 5/16". How should they address this?

My thinking is laying a layer of 1/4" cement board on top of the 1/2" standard for the wall, soley underneath the wall tile.

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What's the application, shower, or outside the wet area, or something else? What is the current substrate?
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Shower wall. Down to the studs at the moment.
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I have a customer who wants to use an 8"x8" encaustic tile as the accent strip. A problem though it is much thicker than the wall tile. The encaustic is 10/16" while the wall is 5/16". How should they address this?

My thinking is laying a layer of 1/4" cement board on top of the 1/2" standard for the wall, soley underneath the wall tile.
I would use 3/16" Kerdi Board before I'd use 1/4" cement board. No fasteners, much flatter.
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There is no reason the accent has to be the same thickness as the field tile, you just might have to leave a channel for the glass. You can use Quadeck or stone pencils to outline the strip if the edges of the tile are not aesthetically pleasing.
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The edges are not appealing at all, as they are cement tiles, and especially since these tiles will put up against a glossy ceramic.

We were able to do a dry lay out here in the store and it was a pretty sharp look.
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