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Unread 02-10-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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Marble tile Backsplash – Formica removed – Tile Spacer ?

Sorry if this has been discussed previously.

Wall Surface Questions & Tile Spacer Question.

Have removed Formica from sheetrock, peeled off slowly with a hair dryer and scrapper. Some of the Formica peeled off leaving the adhesive on the sheetrock and some of the Formica peeled off pulling the adhesive and a layer of paper. None of the gypsum is exposed.

Can I install tile on this sheetrock? If so, should I peel off the layer of paper still on the sheetrock that has the adhesive on it?

Using 4 x 4 tumbled marble tiles on the backsplash – we want to use a sanded grout – what spacing is suggested – 1/8th, 3/16th?

Appreciate the input.

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Unread 02-10-2006, 12:44 PM   #2
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If that piece with the glue is just a residue left and won't interfere with the tile being even with each other, leave it alone, replace any sections where the face paer is dameged to where you see the white drywall gypson.

I uaually space them 3/16 to 1/4" and use sanded grout, 1/8" gap at countertop and caulk that gap, you should also give the stone 2 coats of sealer before setting them and one coat a week after, sealing them and the grout again, also use thinset to set them, no mastic.
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