Marble baseboard

Barry_BAugust 23, 2011

Is it necessary to place cement board on the wall for a 5" by 12" marble base board?

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weedyacres

No.

The purpose of cement board on walls is to absorb water that splashes/seeps through the tile (namely in showers). It's unlikely that your baseboard will receive a lot of splashing. :-) Same goes for wall tile or backsplashes: you can thinset right to the drywall, no cement board needed.

The purpose of cement board on floors is different: it serves to isolate the tile from the movements of the wood subfloor.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 8:16AM
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