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rainsworth

11:40AM | 06/12/08
Member Since: 06/11/08
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I'm laying granite tile on a peninsula countertop (on 3/4" plywood + 1/2" backerboard). As part of the job, I need to put edging (nosing) on both sides of a 3 foot wide peninsula countertop where I have less control over the overhang of the countertop tiles (using 3 full 12" tiles on the peninsula top - don't want to cut them). Any advice on what the minimum & maximum thinset thickness is for the edging pieces? What's too little & too much? 1/16" to 5/16"?

I'm using the same granite tile for the edging, with a 45 degree bevel to fit the top and edge pieces together.

Also, any advice on using something like Liquid Nails to stick on the edging rather than thinset?

Thanks, Rich

Tileguybob

08:30AM | 06/14/08
Member Since: 07/03/05
283 lifetime posts
I would prefer to see 2 layers of 3/4" ply then the 1/4" cement board. The cement board offers no structural strength to the countertop but it is a superior bonding surface.

On the edging I would put a strip of 1/4" Hardibacker cement board, screw it in as nailing will cause a narrow piece like that to split. Use white thinset, not mastic or glue from a tube. To support the tile temporarily, screw a ledger board to the underside of the counter overhang that the tile can rest on while the thinset dries overnight.
P.S.

A normal amount of thinset on the edge pieces will be fine (( about 1/8")
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