Install tile in plywood wall


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Old 11-11-18, 01:12 PM
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Install tile in plywood wall

Hi all,

We had new granite countertops installed and Im going to install ceramic tile for a backsplash. The walls in this place are 3/4 plywood. I understand for a plywood floor I would need backer board. Can I install the ceramic directly to the plywood wall or do I need to add backer board?

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Jim
 
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Old 11-11-18, 02:26 PM
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Use a good latex fortified mortar (non pre mixed) and you will be fine!
 
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Old 11-11-18, 07:55 PM
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Marq1 is right. You should be OK. Be careful that the plywood doesn't suck all the moisture from the mortar. Might want to wet the plywood.
 
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Old 11-12-18, 05:18 AM
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I had a similar thought on this after I posted.

The comment about moisture is valid, a coat of primer might be a good precaution, it's certainly not going to cause any issues!
 
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Old 11-12-18, 08:30 AM
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Great! Thank you both.
 
 

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