I want to add a 3" tall back splash over my bathroom counter. It is slate on a net type back.

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Can I mount tile to sheetrock or does it have to be cement backer board?
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  • 3po3 3po3 on Mar 16, 2012
    I think your question got cut off. The first part of the question has a character limit, but you can add more information in the area below that is not in bold type.

  • Steve Steve on Mar 17, 2012
    Can I mount tile to sheetrock or does it have to be cement backer board?

  • 3po3 3po3 on Mar 17, 2012
    You should be able to mount it to the drywall for a small counter backsplash. Here is a thread with some more opinions, but this is about a backsplash for a shower, so there is more concern about water in this case: http://www.hometalk.com/activity/108837

  • Imagery Imagery on Mar 18, 2012
    Steve, a backsplash in an area that is not continuously soaked with water can be directly applied to the existing (undamaged) drywall. "Acrylpro" mastic is a great choice for this. Home depot sells it, low odor and easy clean-up too.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Mar 18, 2012
    Steve...drywall is fine for a backsplash...and the Acrylpro that Imagery mentioned is some nice stuff to work with. I like to use it for all applications short of showers. Check out this article I wrote of backsplashes...it may give you some ideas. http://www.networx.com/article/backsplash-designs-by-a-colorado-carpent

  • Steve Steve on Mar 19, 2012
    Thanks to all for your advice. Now I have to get back to work!!