Originally Posted by epsilon
Well,i have some left over membrane from the bathroom... I'm just concerned that the plywood won't provide the proper base. Are you saying that the cement board is necessary? I'd still want to use a membrane on top of the cement board wouldn't I?
You don't mention how thick the plywood is. Tile reqires more the 3/4" with a double thickness edge.
Are you aware of the issues with a tile counter? Darkening around the wet areas. Staining around the stove.
You can offset that with a special grout, but I don't know if it will eliminate the issue. Maybe someone with a tile counter will advise.