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Tiling a powder room

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Posted by: from Crystal Beach
2/26/2008 at 12:37:54 PM

We want to tile completely the walls of an upstairs powder room and we are starting with studded walls. It seems like too much work to drywall and tape and paint. Can we use a 1/4 inch plywood to apply the tile directly to the walls and grout after that? What do you recommend? This is a small space and it does not get a lot of humidity.

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Peter

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Summers Creek Enterprises in Princeton
Date/Time3/11/2008 at 7:55:09 PM

If this space has no moisture, at least 1/2 plywood is recommended. If there will be any moisture at all, use cement baced board, such as wonderboard.

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Ferris Contracting in Barrie
Date/Time4/3/2008 at 8:12:10 PM

Adding to Pauls good advice/I would also add wire mesh on top of your plywood/drywall/cement board...this will add many years to your tile work

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Date/Time4/24/2008 at 10:04:20 PM

If you use cement board wire mesh (lath) is a extra step not needed.

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