Return to the Flooring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Marble baseboard

Posted by Barry_B (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 23, 11 at 10:00

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Marble baseboard

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Flooring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here