Backer board for tile backsplash
Greetings. Thanks to all for replies to my previous posts. Granite now installed, and looks great. Next phase will be the appliances then the backslash.
We will be getting a travertine tile with mosaic border. My installer (same as the granite fabricator) took out (better reference would be ripped out) my old tile backsplash. This left the Sheetrock a bloody mess in many places and unusable. (photo attached). My installer mentioned using a 1/4" backer for the new tile. I see there is a product called Hardiboard.
My question is, will properly mounted 1/4" Hardiboard, provide enough support for my travertine tile backsplash and border. Only other options would be for me to repair the existing gypsum as best as possible, or replacing it entirely, something I do not want to have done with the new granite in place.
You can see a few areas that I "spackled" in.
And as always your responses are very much appreciated.