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Ceramic wall tile should be installed with a cement backerboard.

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Question: Ceramic wall tile should be installed with a cement backerboard.
Top Answer (76% of 47 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: it does help the installation last longer
A Better Flooring
Answer: False
Explanation: it depends on where it is being installed
Tile Maryland
Answer: True
Explanation: Cement backer board or a Hardie board 4-wall mastic glue are proper substrate for ceramic tile wall tile
ARTIZTEK TILE DESIGNS
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: I normally do use concrete backer board for ceramic wall tile but it isn't necessary with the right mud
Foster Construction
Answer: True
Explanation: Backerboard properly bonds to the thinset and in turn bonds to the tile much better than if you used regular sheet rock or greenboard for the backing.
Your buddy at the beach LLC
Answer: False
Explanation: Depending on wall
Saul Reyes Contracting.
ProMatcher
Answer: True
Explanation: needs to be waterproof
TAC Tile
Answer: True
Explanation: To ensure a secure tile wall you must use cement backer board!
colorful homes inc.
Answer: False
Explanation: Not always true. Backsplashes can go on top of virtually anything even drywall
Tile by Tiffany
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: If in wet area cement backer if not Sheetrock is fine.
Gilbert Tile Installation
Answer: False
Explanation: Not in all cases. If its purely decorative such as a back splash, it can be secured directly to drywall with mastic.
Chris Benedict's All Trades Service
Answer: False
Explanation: I install all my showers and walls with a mortar-float substrate so my walls are nice and flat and plumb in the corners. Good luck using hardi-backer or other boards on the walls
Russell Tile
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