Hey guys I have a quick question. I am going to use Coronado Stone Veneer for the front of my bar. The bar is 8' by about 40"ish. I am going to only do the front of the bar and not the sides. I will run 3" oak on the sides/top and bottom. Now they say the weight is about 60 lbs for 9 sq feet so total would be around 180 lbs on the face of the bar. Can I use 1/4 cement board or would it be advised to go thicker. Also the stuff I am going to use is dry stack which does not use grout between the stones but would I stilll mesh and scratch coat then butter the stone? Thanks for the pointers. I will post photos when it is done.
would I stilll mesh and scratch coat then butter the stone?
Please allow me to save you a lot of time, a few bucks, and a little needless effort. Forget the mesh, forget the scratch-coat, forget their mortar. Use modified thinset for setting ceramic tile. Back-butter the pieces and place them directly on the cement board and be done with it. This method is much easier than all that other nonsense. It would also be a good idea to use a wet sponge on the cement board just ahead of applying the stone pieces. This will help the thinset adhere to the cement board and will also eliminate any dust there may be.