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What kind of wood should I use to display tiles?

by ammccorm
posted 09-03-2016 07:53 AM

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#1 posted 09-03-2016 11:31 AM

Use 3/4 ply that you would use to sheath the floor when doing home renovation or use cement backer board that you would use in the shower to tile over.

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#2 posted 09-03-2016 11:32 AM

If “won’t be able to see at all”, I would use either mdf or plywood

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#3 posted 09-04-2016 01:16 AM

A guy offered to cut me a piece of wood that exact size of “yellow pine”. What do you guys think? Will this work?

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#4 posted 09-04-2016 01:20 AM

No! Go with plywood and use a picture frame molding to display it properly!

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#5 posted 09-04-2016 01:47 AM

As a tile installer for over 20 years, A, you never tile a floor over plywood, but that is a floor. You are doing a wall board, I would use Plywood, not DensShield or DuroRock, the are only stable/flat when supported from the underside, exp wall studs, sub flooring, but poly it first for sealing. I would not use Liquid nails, it may work, I would get a tile Mastic, 1/4 or 3/8” V notch trowel and do it right, then grout it. How big are the tiles?

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