Granite tile over butcherblock?


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Old 02-11-08, 04:10 PM
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Granite tile over butcherblock?

Hi,
I'm looking to redo my kitchen countertops. They are solid maple butcherblock and in excellent condition. Can I thinset the granite tiles directly on the wood, or do I need to use backerboard? I don't want the thickness of the counter to be too great. It's very solid. Also, I'm looking to use the Schluter-Rondec-step as the counter edge for a sleek modern look. Which finish would best match my brushed stainless steel sink and cabinet hardware? They only have anodized aluminum or nickel.
Thanks for the help and any suggestions you may have.
Chris
 
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Old 02-11-08, 04:45 PM
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Not sure if I would do that or not. Since you have a wood countertop, there is a possibility of the wood sucking the moisture out of the thinset before it could set.

I would either:

A. Rip the countertop out, and install new 3/4" ply and cement board

or

B. cement board over existing then tile.

my .02 cents
 
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Old 02-11-08, 05:14 PM
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If the BB countertops are really in good shape....sell those babies! Then do what you want the right way.
 
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Old 02-11-08, 08:43 PM
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Oughta be a market for those counter tops if they are the real McCoy. I agree with Gg45. Sell 'em, don't bury 'em.

Put 'em on Ebay and see what happens.
 
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Thanks....

Thanks guys....I'll remove them and try and sell them. They're about 50 years old, and only need a good cleaning. Any idea what they might go for per linear foot?
 
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Old 02-12-08, 05:17 PM
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Call around and get estimates to have them redone as if you didn't have them now and see what the going rate is. I think you'll be surprised at their value.
 
 

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