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Unread 03-28-2021, 10:49 PM   #1
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Newbie lookin for advice

I've read and read and think I can do the project I have in mind. Have an out door barbeque that is tiled now. Some of the tiles are coming loose so I want to try my hand at redoing it.

I want to use granite squares from a big box retailer. The ones I'm looking at are 12" X 12" so I'm looking to make it 8' long. Part of it will be 4' then step down to 3'. I figure it will serve my needs and will be the easiest to do. What I want to do is have no grout joints, but them tight together. Then run a 3" border all around.

Will it be a problem with no grout joints on in the weather from rain? This is what I will be working on.
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Unread 03-28-2021, 11:42 PM   #2
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Just looking at what you have, there might be plywood under the tiles with cement board over it. I never like the idea of any wood in places like that. I find that it holds up much better if the whole thing is made out of masonry and concrete. So, I guess you'll see what you're dealing with once you remove the old tiles. Then you can decide how you want to put it back together.

You want grout joints, even if they are small.

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Mike, it'd help a lot in answering questions such as that if you'd add a geographic location to your User Profile.

What Davy said. That looks like it might be Hardiebacker on that existing top. If that's the case, then you've got two problems there.

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