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Old 12-22-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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Marble Wall Tile Installation

Hi. I want to install 4x4 honed marble tiles between my floor and upper cabinets (backsplash). The sales person at the tile store said I need to use mortar rather than mastic-anything else would be an inferior installation.

Is this correct? If so, do I need to cut out that section of wallboard and replace with Durarock? Sounds like a big job.

All advice is appreciated.
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Yes, he's correct, use a modified thinset, but you don't need CBU, the drywall is fine.

Your backsplash goes down to the floor?
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:12 PM   #3
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Just remember if it is on a vertical wall,wont get wet or walked on,you can set it on sheetrock and even use a pre-mixed pookie on it .(but I didnt say that!)Merry Christmas !! Marvin
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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No pre-mixed for anything, Mastic maybe, and not for stone.
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