ceramic tile countertops


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Old 02-08-03, 06:04 PM
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ceramic tile countertops

i'm going to be pulling up old ceramic tile and replacing it with up to date new ceramic.do i need to replace any new plywood,or sheetrock?if the plywood is in great shape,do i need sheetrock?do you suggest floating the countertops instead?what is the easiest way to go?alot of questions but i want to do it right and myself.thanks
 
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Old 02-09-03, 09:10 AM
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If you are doing a countertop only then sheetrock is NEVER used in countertops.

As far as replacing any underlayments it just depends on how much damage you do getting the old off.

I would strongly suggest you use cement board as an underlayment and not apply your tile directly to any plywood.

You could "float" the countertops but it is a lot of work and isn't really necessary.
 
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Old 02-09-03, 10:04 AM
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bud,thanks for the help!!!
 
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Old 02-09-03, 10:07 AM
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hey bud,new question for you.if the plywood is 3/4 inch thick,how thick should the cement board be?
 
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Old 02-09-03, 10:33 AM
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Cement board is only available in two thicknesses, nominal 1/4" and nominal 1/2". The 1/4" would be sufficient for this application.

Technically it would be best to install the cement board in a bed of thinset and screw it into place. Follow the manufacturers directions.
 
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Old 02-09-03, 02:44 PM
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hey bud,thanks again for the help.you are making my job alot easer.
 
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Old 02-09-03, 03:42 PM
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Glad to be of help and Thank you.
 
 

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