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Unread 04-18-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Tiling a Counter Top / Backsplash???

Hey Guys, New member here.... What is it about this tiling disease? I just want to tile everything in sight .... With that said I just completed my first tile project, a new Kitchen and Laundry room floor. Now its on to Kitchen C'top and Backsplash.

My question is, I currently have a lamenated counter top now, Should I remove this and put in a piece of 3/4 plywood with 1/4 backerboard and then tile over the top of that? I'm thinking a ceramic or granite tile for this.

Also do I need to put backerboard up for backspalsh or can I just tile to the sheetrock? Thanks for any advice, I'm all new to this.

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Unread 04-18-2007, 12:44 PM   #2
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Hey Tide, yes you should remove the laminate /particle board top and the backsplash. #/4 is good for the top, then a layer of thinset, then your backerboard. Tape the backerboard joints as you tile. The sheetrock is fine for a backsplash. No backerboard necessary there.
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Unread 04-18-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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raymond, when you say #/4 does that mean 1/4??? Do I need to use 1/4" plywood??? I was thinking 3/4 for some reason. So I can tile directly to sheetrock wall for backsplash? What keeps this from just peeling away??? Sorry to sound stupid about all this my floor project went well but I just want to make sure I cover all my bases before jumping in. This forum is awsome.

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Unread 04-18-2007, 01:06 PM   #4
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Sorry, that was supposed to be 3/4 plywood.
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