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kathy schiffer
installing glass or mosiac tile strips

I saw a recent TOH episode in which the tile setter was using a strip of wood(?) or maybe particle board and setting the small tiles on the strip first and then using thinset to apply the whole strip to the backsplash. I want to know if I do this with particle board will it work, or will the thinset disintegrate the particle board strip?

HoustonRemodeler
Re: installing glass or mosiac tile strips

I don't know the episode you watched but this would be a very bad idea. If you want to build up the area behind the thinner tiles, then use cement board, kerdi board or build up the wall with thinset (if under 1/4") or medium set (if over 1/4")

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