I am building a barbecue with cinder blocks which I am planning on tiling
over along with a side island. I have already been told to go with porcelain
(sp?) tile and versabond thinset. What I am wondering is if using the
regular grout will be fine or do I need to use some other type. Anything I
need to look out for? Also in building the island/storage area. can I just
frame it out with 2x4s then put backerboard over it to put the tiles on?
Just looking ahead since I am having fun bricking today and don't want to
run into any surprises when I start tiling.
i can't tell from here. i wouldn't put a span of 24" in as i believe it will
flex too much, and it's pretty easy to throw in another brace at 12". is
this the top or the sides? typically, the top of a counter would be either
3/4" plywood, or at least a 1" thick cement bed on top of 1/2" plywood. a
sheet of wonderboard wouldn't match any of that.
sides are a bit different. they don't get leaned or sat on, so can be
thinner. i'd put at least 1/2" ply on before doing the wonderboard, at
Thanks for the input. I finished up with the bricks and mortar yesterday. I
will begin on the storage area now loaded with 2x4s, backerboard and a sheet
of 3/4" exterior grade plywood. I will then have to look for some good deals
on porcelain tile since evidently that is the way to go for installation
outside. Thanks again.
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