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Can you tile over granite?
Dec 22, 2012, 02:23 PMSunny Daze
Can you tile over granite?
I have a rather large granite backsplash that I"m thinking of replacing with subway tile and was curious to know if you can tile over granite or am I better off ripping it out instead?
Dec 22, 2012, 02:49 PMredoverfarm
Just off the top of my head I would say no. Strickly because you would not be able to have the mastic to adhere to the granite. Others may have tried or can give you insight to make it work. Maybe attach concrete backer board first.
Dec 22, 2012, 06:53 PMSunny Daze
Dec 27, 2012, 07:16 PMjennawaltz11
When I was just starting in my house I was very afraid that I would messed things up, if you are replacing granite try first ask some experts in remodeling your house. One of my friend recommended cumar and marble granite, I think they are great!
Jan 02, 2013, 03:55 PMBob Fleming
Sorry but I know I am coming in late on this question but I was "banned" from the site by a faulty anti-virus program in my computer.
Yes, you can tile over granite. Sand it with coarse sandpaper to roughen up the surface some. Then use thinset with the latex additive. It should work just fine for a backsplash.
Jan 03, 2013, 01:27 PMyvonneqhedge
If you want the look of granite countertops in the kitchen but do not want to spend thousands of dollars on them, consider using granite tiles. Most granite is attractive looking, durable, reasonably priced and is able to withhold hot products. Also, because it is so hard, it will not scratch, blister, or crack. It is easy to clean and does not wear down like other counter tops. If you're looking for designs and supplier, I will refer Cumar because when i remodeled my kitchen i'm so satisfied.
Jan 14, 2013, 01:22 PMCavin
Jan 14, 2013, 10:28 PMBob Fleming
It doesn't appear that the person is self-advertising, but I will let the moderators decide.
Jan 14, 2013, 11:19 PMmetwo
Monitors? What monitors?
Jan 15, 2013, 08:31 AMSparky
Originally posted by Cavin:
Your bar for advertising is pretty low, she doesn't even provide a link.
I'd have to agree with metwo though moderators are in pretty short supply here. If it gets past the language filters it is pretty much here to stay. I rarely have a post hit the moderation filter, one thing that will land it there is to use any word that indicates you may be talking about the main business in Washington DC.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Jan 15, 2013, 09:47 AMWWanda
Yes you can. I just did. I had dark green granite on my fireplace surround and covered it with ceramic tile. Worked like a charm.
Jan 15, 2013, 12:15 PMyvonneqhedge
granite are really great when putting up your kitchen. when i remodeled my kitchen, i ask the help of cumar and was satisfied.