I'm planning to remodel my kitchen. I plan to cover the counters, and
I'll do the walls between cabinet bottoms and counter tops in granite
tiles set on the diagonal. While reading up on granite installation, the
book indicates that granite and marble pros install with silicone rather
than mortar. It would seem to me that the flexibility of silicone would
put the granite at greater risk for breakage if something heaver ever
fell on it (I could envision a heavy pot from a pot rack falling on a
tile). Aside from that, I have a hard time imagining a silicone holding
tiles on a wall during installation.
I have installed marble on the floors and walls of my bathrooms with
no trouble and plan to use mortar for my granite over a bed of 3/4"
plywood covered by a 1/2" layer of backer board. Should I investigate
this silicone thing further or just go with my original plan?
To verify that this post isn't forged, click here: