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sadickers

07:00AM | 06/21/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I have installed new kitchen cabinets and am going to put down 3/4 inch plywood as the base for the counter top. My quest is whats next.. I have been told to different things (both from different people at the tile supply company) 1. I shiuld install hardi backer, 2 layers of 1/4 inch and then install the tile using thinset. the back splash can be installed directly over the drywall using mastic. 2. I should do the older method of installing wire screen and a mortar base for the tile then use thinset to lay the tiles. As for the back splash I should just use thinset to install them to the wall. I am sure that all or parts of this are probabbly correct but what is preferable. Thanks for your input.

sadickers

11:26AM | 06/21/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
Thanks for the response. The screen and mortar method I believe is the "OLD" way of setting tile. I remember remodeling a kitchen built in the early 50s and the tile counter had the screen and mortar under the tile. It did seem like an over kill to me as well as the 2 layers of Hardi backer. After all it's not a dance floor! Just have to worry about mean loaves of French Bread..

Steve
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