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Old 03-19-2006, 09:13 AM   #1
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Arrow Tiles against the wall

Hi,

Like to put some tiles against the wall. The section is about 5 feet long and 3 feet high.
The wall is drywall. Do I need to put some plywood up in order to tile this ? Or does it need wood and then backerboard before I can tile this ?
The tiles are probably gonna be the 'normal' standard 4x4 ceramic tiles.

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is it in a shower or tub area? if not go ahead and tile right over drywall might want to rough up paint a little first though
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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To 'just' put tiles up against the wall, do I use a mastic ?
A pre-mix adhesive ?
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:21 PM   #7
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If it's dry

If it is an area that you are sure will never get wet, then mastic will work fine.

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Thank you, Ron.
I appreciate the speedy reply!

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Old 03-19-2006, 02:35 PM   #9
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Hello -

Can a mix of ceramic and glass tiles be put on drywall in a kitchen backsplash? It's mostly ceramic subway tiles with glass mosaic accents (3 glass pieces at each short end of subway) Thank you

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yes but the mortar for glass will have to be used on the ceramocs as well becasue glass is thinner than ceramic. use highly modified mortar like megaflex
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I use 'flexbond' modified thinset for mosaics that have tile and glass and mirror. I usually glue two pieces of glass together before setting to get the height up. I've never had a problem, even on the floor. I'll post a photo tomorrow when I get home.

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here the pic i promised, this is on regular hardibacker with regular modified thinset. the glass is doubled like mentioned. I have another simular on my frontporch walkway that takes lots of abuse and no problems.
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