Question for the real experts.
I made a kitchen counter top which includes a large island, rolling cart, half wall and the actual kitchen using HDF as it was going to be laminated.
Now they want to tile it.
My feeling is that I can glue and screw down 3/8" ply and tile over that.
Another friend said its better to screw down 1/4" cement / hardi backer board and tile over that.
At first I was against that since it would only be screwed down, but then I got to thinking. We do ONLY screw down that board frequently in kitchens and bathrooms even though ideally you want to mud it and screw it.
So we've decided to see what the community says here.