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Old 11-08-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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I cut a 6 ft. arch between livingroom and dining room to open the area up. Friend attached luan to the inside of the arch, knowing I wanted to tile the inside of the arch. Now realize I shouldn't have used the luan. Is it possible now to attach with galvanized screws some wire lathe, put a thin coat of mastick then attached the tile to the wire & mastick? If doable, how long might it last?


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Old 11-08-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
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That sounds like a bad idea. Why not tear off the luan and use proper backer board. I've never tiled an arch but I imagine you would want something like 1/4" Hardibacker that will likely conform to your arch, Hopefully one of the tile experts will weigh in.

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Everywhere you go, everywhere you look, everything you read, specifically excludes the use of luan in any tile project. Anyone using luan should be slapped around in a dark alley late at night. To cover it with mastic and keep going means the firing squad.

Take it out and do as suggested above.
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