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Old 10-13-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Cement board and tile over laminate???


I would like to tile my laminate kitchen counters. Can this be done if using cement board anchored with screws? Will I encounter problems later?
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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Cement board and tile over laminate???


You could, Pros are: save time and a little money.

cons: If substrate for laminate is particle board it will swell when wet.
(this could cause problems you would regret)
You will be creating a non standard nosing size /trim challenge
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:50 AM   #3
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What if you used Kerdi or Ditra over the counter top? As for the Ditra, that would not be all that different than a typical floor install, except the material under the Ditra would have a laminate rather than wood. Or maybe you remove the layer of laminate. Thinking about how well the "mud" would adhere to laminate......
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:19 AM   #4
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we place expanded wire mesh stapled into the existing c-top,,, think its much better system.
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