09:35AM | 11/24/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hello out there. Well I had everything sooooo well thought out with our new countertops. I attached Hardiebacker 500 (1/2") on top of 3/4" exterior grade plywood--using the proper screws and thin-set mortar. The hardibacker does NOT line up with any plywood joints.

I then attached the ceramic tile--using thinset. Only potential problem--I FORGOT TO USE FIBERGLASS TAPE on the hardibacker joints. I had it sitting right there; I simply forgot that little step!

The tile is very strong porcelain floor tile...and very large--almost 24x16" EACH.

So my question (finally!): In your experience, can leaving out the fiberglass tape really mess things up? And if so, how?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

-k2 in CO.

[This message has been edited by k2 (edited November 24, 2003).]


05:23PM | 11/24/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
549 lifetime posts
don't worry ,it wont be a problem...


05:35PM | 11/24/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Thank you, Carpetman! Glad I don't have to pull it all up now

Till next time,
k2 in CO.



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