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Old 09-29-2017, 01:49 AM   #1
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Help with back splash tile of different thickness


Hi, Have been completely remodeling my kitchen for the past couple weeks. Whenever I'm needing some direction, I'm usually directed to this site. It's been of tremendous help, thanks.

I'm almost finished and one of the last things to do is install the back splash. The tile purchased for the job is 12x12 mosaic glass sheets and 3x6 glass subway tiles.

The design will be - 6 lines of the mosaic, 2 rows of the 3x6, then 6 lines of the mosaic. Right around 19" tall when finished.

The issue is that the mosaic is 4mm thick and the subway is 8mm thick. The wife is dead set on this particular mosaic and I can't find the glass subway that's 4mm. So, this is what's gonna be used.

My question is what is the easiest, cheapest, best way to get these flush? lol

It's my understanding that the thinset for the 4mm mosaic would be pretty thin to begin with. So, I don't think it's smart to make up the difference by going heavy on the thinset. If I can, without issue, tell me and problem solved!. If that's not a good choice then what should be done?

I've read using 1/4" backer board or or some ditra will work (although some advise against using ditra with small mosaic). The ditra seems very expensive and I'd rather use that as a last resort.

Would it be safe to build up the areas with thinset by 1/4" or just shy of that, let it dry for a few days and then install the back splash?

ANY help, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
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Just my opinion.

I have used similar to this with good results.


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Hi, Have been completely remodeling my kitchen for the past couple weeks. Whenever I'm needing some direction, I'm usually directed to this site. It's been of tremendous help, thanks.

I'm almost finished and one of the last things to do is install the back splash. The tile purchased for the job is 12x12 mosaic glass sheets and 3x6 glass subway tiles.

The design will be - 6 lines of the mosaic, 2 rows of the 3x6, then 6 lines of the mosaic. Right around 19" tall when finished.

The issue is that the mosaic is 4mm thick and the subway is 8mm thick. The wife is dead set on this particular mosaic and I can't find the glass subway that's 4mm. So, this is what's gonna be used.

My question is what is the easiest, cheapest, best way to get these flush? lol

It's my understanding that the thinset for the 4mm mosaic would be pretty thin to begin with. So, I don't think it's smart to make up the difference by going heavy on the thinset. If I can, without issue, tell me and problem solved!. If that's not a good choice then what should be done?

I've read using 1/4" backer board or or some ditra will work (although some advise against using ditra with small mosaic). The ditra seems very expensive and I'd rather use that as a last resort.

Would it be safe to build up the areas with thinset by 1/4" or just shy of that, let it dry for a few days and then install the back splash?

ANY help, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated. THANKS



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