03:46AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 09/01/03
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I'd like to install a border for floor tile where it meets the wall (instead of using wood trim). This is an existing bathroom, not new construction. For the floor tile, I always use the cement backer board. For the wall, can I attach the tile directly to the existing drywall using mortar? I know it's always best to use the backerboard, but if I put up backerboard on the drywall, then the tile, it will stick out quite a bit. Plus, that would be a pretty big pain to cut a series of narrow strips of backerboard. I've seen this done plenty of places (smaller trim tiles tile in place of moulding), any idea on if I can just attach to the wallboard? Thanks.


06:51AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
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Go for it, right to the drywall.
Not sure if you need to change adhesive though, but I don't think I have EVER seen backerboard for trim.


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