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07-20-06, 07:21 AM   #1  
slate back splash

I'm installing 11"x11" tiles of slate backsplash on a kitchen wall. In total the slate backsplash will be 15 feet wide and 4 feet high. Is using the existing drywall o.k. or do I need to install a special back board first? I'm concerned that the drywall will not provide enough support for the tiles.

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07-20-06, 03:02 PM   #2  
Drywall is fine for backsplash as long as it is in good shape and at least 1/2" thick.

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