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How do I prepare wood for vertical ceramic tile application?

Alyce Venice
11 years ago

Hello Experts,

I have a wood cabinet I am using for an kitchen island that I want to tile on a vertical surface.I had seen tile used

extensively in a french restaurant on a bar base and it looked great.

I don't know if I need to cover with durarock first or there is some kind of surface preparation I could use.

The cabinet has thee sides two are 18" x 34 and the back is 36" x 34". Tiles are 4x4 ceramic and I have 2x2 inch bullnose to finish the edges.

Please advise base preparation and type of thinset.

Thanks in advance.

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