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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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Stacked stone wall tile - guidance needed

HI all ...

I am going to be adding a stacked stone wall tile to a dressing area we have - and also building out a fireplace in our master using the same stacked stone tile - pic attached. I have a few questions

What type of thinset or mortar should I use - would a regular unmodified thinset be ok for this? The stone tiles will sit on top of one another no spacing or grouting between stacks.

I assume that sheetrock will be a satisfactory substrate - I could sheetrock OR use backer board for the fireplace wall structure - would rock be ok ?
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Unread 02-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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If the sheetrock is firmly in place, I see no reason why you couldn't just use white Versabond from Home Depot.
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Hi Tom,

Sheetrock should be fine. Not going to be any water anywhere. Use a good quality thinset, either modified or dry set. Just don't buy the cheap stuff.
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Thanks guys - one more question

On the fireplace structure I plan to build - can I use plywood vs. sheetrock and would that be a suitable substrate ? I believe it would be.
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Stay with the drywall. Plywood and thinset don't always play well together.

Would it work? Possibly, with a highly modified thinset and the proper plywood.
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Thanks Laz - that is what I will do then ...
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