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Unread 11-04-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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1/2" Wonderboard over 1/4" Hardibacker?

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RE: Kitchen Countertop
My contractor buddy suggested that I could install 1/4" Hardibacker directly to the new plywood on the countertop to bring the surface flush with the edge of my 1920s sink, then attach the 1/2" Wonderboard on top of Hardiboard for my tile surface.

Will this work out OK?
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Unread 11-04-2004, 12:44 PM   #2
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Why would you need to? As long as the plywood subframe of the countertop is done well enough why not just use the 1/2" wonderboard? What's the thickness of the plywood on the countertop?
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WM, I don't see why you would need the extra wonder board. If you have 3/4 ply for the base, then just use the 1/4" or 1/2". Unless for some reason the builders method of madness was to go to the sink??
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Unread 11-04-2004, 01:21 PM   #4
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The idea was to bring the entire surface flush with the lip of the old sink. Then the 1/2" would sit in the right position for the quarter round, and the old style box caps could sit on the 1/4" backer so that the tiles would be in a good position.

This all is an attempt to replicate the 1920's without a 1920s mudman...
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Ah, I see, that's what I thought. If that works for the height then go for it. Get to work.
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Make sure that you set the backerboard in mortar!
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Or just use 2 layers of plywood, then the Hardi or other backerboard.
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