I am not planning to install any marble tile because I think it's far
too slippery for a floor. However, I might consider it for a
countertop when I redo the kitchen. I was at a home repair store and
asked the clerk what is needed to attach the stuff. They highly
educated (NOT) employee said he did not know and got the manager who
told me that it wont be shiny unless I use concrete.
Ummmmmmmmmmm........ It's already shiny and the adhesive is not going
to change that unless I coat the surface with it.......
In other words, no one at that store had a dang clue how to install
If I want to put it on a countertop, is there an adhesive made for
marble tile, or is it more of a thinset type mortar?
I have installed ceramic tile in the past and know either can be used
for the tile, but never used marble at all. What would work best for
a counter, or is there only one method?
what he said. you will never get stains out of it. unless the kitchen is a
trophy kitchen and never used, marble is about the last thing you should use
for either countertops or backsplashes.
you install it with thinset. if you're using a light color marble, then
you'd use the white type of thinset to prevent staining.
Both responders are correct. You use thinset to lay marble tile.
Howevever, marble is a very poor choice for kitchen countertops. If
you want the natural stone look, you should use granite tiles or
slabs, not marble. Marble is a much softer stone than granite and
will scratch and stain much easier than granite. You are going to
spend about the same amount on either tile, however, granite will
stand up to cutting, heat and stains much better than marble.
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