tile countertop prep work - sides

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Old 03-24-07, 08:10 PM
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tile countertop prep work - sides

Do you use hardibacker or concrete board on the sides of the plywood base? Meaning - the edges of the countertop or do you just leave the ply edge?
 
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If you are planning to put tile on the edge, then put the cement board on it first. Predrill the boards and screw them in gently so they dont snap on you. Be sure to put a coating of thinset under them to help give the edge a smooth appearance. When you go to set the edging tile, modified thinset will give a stronger bond to the tile than a mastic on the edge. To support the tile while the thinset dries you could cut a strip of wood and screw it into the underside of the edge overhang to act as a ledge for the tile to rest on. Once dried back out the screws and gently pry the board off, it may have some thinset that oozed down holding it in place.
 
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