03:46AM | 01/19/04
Member Since: 09/01/03
5 lifetime posts
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
254 lifetime posts
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.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon