First Tile Job


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Old 10-16-07, 07:02 PM
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First Tile Job

Hello everyone. I am going to start my first tile job and had a question. I am going to install 4"X4" ceramic tiles on a half bath countertop (2'X3'). I am planning on placing either Hardibacker or wonderboard on top of the counter and then put the thinset and tiles. My question is, do I need to use Redguard waterproofing for such a small job? Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 10-17-07, 03:38 AM
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Not on a counter top. It certainly won't do any harm, but is pretty much over kill. Counter tops don't typically get the constant moisture attacks a shower stall gets. Just make sure you bed the backer board with thinset or your efforts will be in vain.
 
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Old 10-17-07, 03:39 AM
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Welcome to the forums. As with any horizontal surface, especially one that will be exposed to standing water as yours will, it is advisable to use something that will give a moisture barrier, and Redguard is one. Out of curiosity, how will you deal with the edges? Banding? Bullnose tile?
 
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Old 10-17-07, 12:46 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I will be using bullnose tiles for the edges.
 
 

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