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Old 10-16-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Tile Backsplash, do you have one? Any ideas?

I'm thinking of putting a tile backsplash behind the stove and sink in our motorhome. I have done extensive tile work in the past and am familiar with products to use in a stick built house.

The question I have:

1. Would you install 1/4" backer board to stiffen thing up or install directly on the wall?

2. What type of adhesive would you use to cement the tile to the wall? Would you recommend an additive?

3. What type of grout would you use?

4. How does backsplash tile work hold up with the flexing of a motorhome?

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Marc, it depends on your wall surface, 1/4" WEDI or HARDIBACKER will be good, not to reduce flexing, but to give the surface TEETH, that the FLEXBOND Adhesive will stick to, FLEXBOND is a tile adhesive that is made to withstand minor flexing usually associated with freezing and thawing, it should work well for you.....G
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:58 PM   #3
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I can't help with questions about ceramic type tile but I went with metal tile and have been really happy with it. Anyone Tried "Aspect Metal Tile" Yet?

It's really expensive at nearly $20/sq ft. I didn't use a backer board but followed directions and applied two coats of Kils primer and even though the tiles are self sticking I used Liquid Nails. I've got >20000 miles on it and all is still solid.

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I did the backsplash in my mom and dads TT using 3/16 glass. I siliconed it at the bottom where it sat on the counter and used a couple small pieces of velcro at the top . With that it can be removed easy enough if you ever decide to and you can see the wallpaper pattern just as if nothing is there and it cleans up very easy.
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If you do a Search on the words Tile Backsplash, you'll get several threads w/pics of member's projects. Beautiful jobs.

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I just finished replacing old tile and carpet with porcelain tile on the floor. We use a material called ECB tile membrane in place of underlayment on the floor. It's thin (which was to my advantage) and is supposed to be flexible. Tile guy said it's the best stuff out there it's just expensive so a lot of people don't use it. We used a #600 thinset (also flexible) and a flexible grout as well. I can't remember the name of the grout off hand. I would think that all of this would work well on your wall as well.
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Here is a link to our Backsplash Project. We used backer board and installed the tile in the shop then carried the assembled unit to the coach for install.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...2766057%211714

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Here is a link to our Backsplash Project. We used backer board and installed the tile in the shop then carried the assembled unit to the coach for install.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...2766057%211714

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Can you post the pictures here? I tried going to your site but apparently it tired to put something on my computer and my computer said, "Like heck you will," and blocked it, then your site tried again... The result was an endless loop.
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Wow! Thanks for all the great ideas and pictures of the installs. I hadn't thought of doing the layout and some pre assembly at home. It sounds like a great idea and will help minimize the mess in the motorhome.

for all the great ideas.


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Don't think this has been mentioned, but we installed mirrors on the wall behind the stove in two of our motorhomes. Had a local glass place make them. Used mirror mastic to glue
Looks great and brightens up the room.
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Funny, I removed the mirrors before I installed metal tiles.
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I'm thinking of putting a tile backsplash behind the stove and sink in our motorhome. I have done extensive tile work in the past.....Marc
Having spent a lot of years in the tile trade in my youth, doing its in my former home renovations and as a tile sub-contractor to a pool builder during an eight year break in military service, I wouldn't. If you dedcide to go that route, I must admit there is some good advice in the response posts you got so far.
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Don't think this has been mentioned, but we installed mirrors on the wall behind the stove in two of our motorhomes. Had a local glass place make them. Used mirror mastic to glue
Looks great and brightens up the room.
Mirrors are what I'm wanting to replace. Your right they do brighten up the room, however with their close proximity to the stove they are hard to keep clean and spotless.
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