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Unread 01-19-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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Tile work in progress pictures and a question

Thanks to the info contained in this forum, I was able to complete the setting of the tile on the kitchen countertop in my vacation home. Here's some pics of my work, first time tiling anything. I'm hooked.









Here's my question. As you can see in the pictures, I have a T&G California Pine wall in the kitchen. What is the thinnest material that I can attach to the wall to apply a tile backsplash? People have suggested 1/4" CBU, but I can't figure out how to make it look good with the tile sitting that far off the wall.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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You did a nice job on the edge of the counter, just do something like that on the backsplash where the tile will stick out. 1/4" cbu is the thinnest.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 01:50 PM   #3
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Very nice, now grout that sucker.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 02:01 PM   #4
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Very nice, now grout that sucker.
I was aching to, but I'm under the impression that I should wait about a week for the top to fully cure. I was only there for about 40 hours after the job before I had to leave and come back to my real life.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 02:16 PM   #5
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24 to 48 hrs. would have been fine, just make sure you vacumn and blow out any dust or debri in the joints before grouting.

I would also caulk the joints between the back wall and tile and where the tile meets the wood trim, use a matching color to the grout, they sell it where you buy the grout.
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Unread 01-19-2005, 02:19 PM   #6
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24 to 48 hrs. would have been fine, just make sure you vacumn and blow out any dust or debri in the joints before grouting.
OK, now I know. It will have to wait to the weekend after next. This weekend, the HVAC guys (friend of mine) will be there installing a new Heil system and they don't want me there underfoot. This was a complete to the studs teardown on the entire single wide, the HVAC and the concrete slab outside are the only two things I'm not doing myself.
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