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Question: Ceramic wall tile should be installed with a cement backerboard.
Top Answer (75% of 44 votes): True.

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
Answer: False
Explanation: I would only use cement backer board for a shower stall as building code requires, and maybe a wet wall if circumstances warrant, but otherwise I would recommend mold proof drywall to be cost effective.
Pegasus Construction Group, Inc.
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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.
Answer: True
Explanation: Only in wet area.
Floors 2 UR Doors
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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
Answer: True
Explanation: I always prefer to install tile over a cement board. If any water penetrates the tile you have a water resistant backing. Installing tile over standard sheetrock is risky because if it gets wet you will have issues down the road.
DC Construction Services Inc.
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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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