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Old 08-02-2017, 06:14 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell what's going on here? It looks like this backsplash is set into the drywall but that's not likely. I like the look waaaay better than using a metal edging but can't figure out what they did.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:43 AM   #2
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My guess is they used 1/4" plywood backer on the wall, installed the tile on a membrane, cut the membrane, installed the tile "assembly".

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My guess is they used 1/4" plywood backer on the wall, installed the tile on a membrane, cut the membrane, installed the tile "assembly".

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What about the joint where the mosaic meets the flush wall? It seems too "clean" to be drywall.
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Just requires good planning. Drywall has a J bead for a finished edge. Tile backer was either notched into studs or thicker drywall or extra layer was used so everything ended up flush.
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Well anyway...I wouldn't get too attached to that look. With those mosaics, it would be a pita to get "just right" with the sink.
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What about the joint where the mosaic meets the flush wall? It seems too "clean" to be drywall.
Tear away bead. Will give a perfect butted joint every time.

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Well the gauntlet has been thrown down so I have to do this tile install. I'll do it with some 1x2 mosaics though.

My plan: 1/4" drywall from floor to 4" above countertop, then regular 1/2", Maybe 5/8" drywall with tear away bead. I think 1/2" drywall will be fine since it will be thicker at the bead and tiny mosaics don't need much thin set.
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Butt edge of rock or edging, painted on the bottom of the rock where it will come in contact with the grout, painters tape on edge while grouting, wipe clean, pull tape, touch-up..
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I need to see more pics from different angles before I am willing to make any sort of guess
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Hard to tell, could be plastic thin profile.

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