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Unread 04-27-2020, 05:58 PM   #1
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Green board question

Hi, I can’t find much information anywhere for using green board. My question is can I use green board for my kitchen backsplash? I’m wanting to rip out my glass tile and the drywall, and install green board and then put the mother of pearl tile on it. I’ve use the mother of pearl tile before so I’m familiar with working with that. I would like to know the process of using green board, if I need to prime it, do I mud and tape the joints just like I would regular drywall? Thanks!
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Unread 04-27-2020, 06:18 PM   #2
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I would use green board only for lining the bottom of a dumpster. Outside of that, it's not useful for much.

For tile in a dry area, such as a kitchen backsplash, I'd use plain white sheetrock. Use alkali-resistant mesh tape and mortar over any seams, and tile directly to the sheetrock.

I'd use a white, modified mortar for the tape and mud, and for setting the tile.
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Unread 04-27-2020, 09:37 PM   #3
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Welcome, Jax.

I have no eye-dee why Kevin wants to line the bottom of his dumpster, but I agree it's an appropriate use of MR Board. Maybe it's an Arkansas thing?
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Cause if I had me some green board, and a dumpster, that's all I could do with it!

Plus, if it ended up on top of the dumpster, some other contractor might see it, and laugh at me.
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. other contractor might see it, and laugh at me
well that's not true, more likely some other contractor would scoop it up for his next project, a backsplash, perhaps
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Green board question

Those are the guys that keep some of us in business. They cannot do its right the first time so it allows some of us to do it right the second time

Would be nice to get the job to start with. Save the hassle and expense.
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well that's not true, more likely some other contractor would scoop it up for his next project, a backsplash, perhaps

I guess I should have said, "some self-respecting contractor.
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Unread 04-28-2020, 06:46 PM   #8
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Ok guys, thAt seems to be the consensus. I will use drywall Sheetrock then. Thank you for your advice! But why not the green board, supposed to be water and mildew resistant, I know it’s not proof. But with that said it seems a step above drywall ????*??
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It is all the things you mentioned, but it doesn't play well with thinset. Thinset bonds better to regular drywall vs the waxy film that makes up green board
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I agree with Shawn. The scant advantage of having a microscopically small amount of water resistace is far eclipsed by the disadvantage of being more difficult for adhesives and paint to bond to.

Even if green board was free, it would never come onto my job site unless required by code.

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Thank you for your replies! Didn’t know how disliked green board was! It makes sense after what you guys said about it. Guess it won’t make its way in my house either then! Appreciate your help
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Non sanded white epoxy grout

So I’m about to start our tile project in a few days, but I cannot find a non-sanded white Epoxy grout for the mother of Pearl mosaic backsplash, that’s going in the kitchen . I really need a stain proof or super stain resistant grout because everything is white. Do you guys have any suggestions? Thank you!
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Unread 04-29-2020, 05:40 PM   #13
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I would call Laticrete and ask them if it's okay to mix Specktralock part A and part B and add unsanded white grout to it.

Spectralock can be used in 1/16 joints. How wide are yours?
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This might be what you want https://laticrete.com/en/tile-and-st...nslucent-grout
If you wanted, you could add their Dazzle to it which would add glow in the dark and small metallic sparkle.
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Grout joint is 1/8 in. Maybe I should call them. I’m not sure about a translucent grout. I don’t even know if I’ve ever seen what a translucent grout looks like. But thank you!
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