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Unread 04-05-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Tile frame around mirror for backsplash.

Doing a bath remodel, and found this photo of a backsplash that appeals to me. I like the built-in tile-framed mirror.

Seems easy to achieve. I would appreciate some input on my plans:
  • Install 1/2" cement board on studs above vanity.
  • Install 1/4" cement board exact size of mirror on top of 1/2" cement board. E.g., cut a 18" by 24" piece of 1/4" cement board.
  • Attach mirror to cement board using adhesive.
  • Frame around mirror with something like pencil molding.
  • Tile the wall.

Any problems with this?
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One issue is what happens between the mirror and the tile frame. You don't want to use anything thing that will damage the mirror foil.
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Make sure the mirror adhesive you use is ok over CBU. If you want to use CBU on the walls thats fine but drywall would be fine too.
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