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Covering panelling with Heavy mosaic tile for Backsplash.

Covering panelling with Heavy mosaic tile for Backsplash.


Old 08-05-17, 08:18 PM
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Covering panelling with Heavy mosaic tile for Backsplash.

Looking to cover panelling in kitchen with mosaic tile.
It is an unheated seasonal use cottage that can get to 30 below in the winter.
Should I redguard the walll first ? And then use a modified thinset or is there something better??
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Old 08-06-17, 02:11 AM
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How thick/thin is the paneling? Installing tile directly to paneling isn't a good idea!
Old 08-06-17, 02:29 AM
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While you can tile over drywall with success, tile over a wood substructure like paneling is not recommended as the amount of expansion and contraction is too great. The paneling would be best removed and replaced with cement backer board and then tiled. Any modified thinset from a bag would work and try to avoid premixed thinsets from a tub.
Old 08-06-17, 03:09 AM
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You might be able to use " cement backer board on top of the paneling then use ceramic quarter round trim.

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Backer board should be secured with screws long enough to go into the studs if this is the typical 1/8" or 1/4" thick paneling. There may be sheetrock behind the paneling so you need to go through both and into the stud.

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