I'm planing on using modular granite tiles to tile my kitchen counter tops. I would also like to add a backsplash. Problem is the kitchen walls are paneling. The paneling was put up first of course and the cabinets then attached to the wall. I don't see a way to effectively replace the section between the top and bottom cabinets and make it look right. If I add anything to it (backerboard, drywall) it looks like it will protrude too far out. So can I tile over the paneling?
I'm not a pro tiler, but everything that I've ever heard about tiling over any type of wood is that it will eventually crack the tile and/or the grout due to expansion and contraction.
Can't you cut it out and replace it with thin cement backerboard?