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Old 07-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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I am looking to replace a deck/pier over water. Wondering if I can use cement board and then lay tile. Trying to compare that cost with cost of composite decking like Trex. Does anyone know of any possible issues with this?

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You can use Ipe for the cost (or less) of Trex.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk is covered in Ipe so Iím sure it will work for you.

Tile on a pier.

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I am looking to replace a deck/pier over water. Wondering if I can use cement board and then lay tile. Trying to compare that cost with cost of composite decking like Trex. Does anyone know of any possible issues with this?
Detail what you think would be the constructive process for the cement board scenario.
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Detail what you think would be the constructive process for the cement board scenario.
I would be using in place of plywood with hopes of a longer lasting deck
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I don't know how you could build this so you could minimze movement so the tile would stay in place. Too much deflection can and has killed many a tile job indoors.
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