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Anonymous asked in Home & GardenDecorating & Remodeling · 1 decade ago

can you install ceramic tile over ply board?

I have made a island table out of wood and the top is ply board. The area is not that big so I was wondering is I could put ceramic tile over the board. Thanks for your assistance.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If your surface is very sturdy you can go ahead and put it down.If you were going to walk on it you would do it differently.This is light use and decorative.Go ahead

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since you're just doing a table top, you can just apply the tile to the plywood base. Just make sure the plywood is well-supported so it can't flex and possibly break your tiles. The suggestion to use a latex-based mastic and grout is a very good idea as well, since it will keep your installation flexible, without making the tile pay the price for the wood's expansion and contraction...

    Source(s): Sold ceramic tile for the Home Depot for over a year.
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  • 1 decade ago

    You can install ceramin tile over plywood but it requires some additional preparation first. Generally you will need to put down a layer of concrete backer board over the plywood. Plywood alone will have too much flex to it and the grout will crack.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes you can but if it's a large area you would need some tile backer boards to nail down first if it's small like 3x5 bath you could use tile mastic its better on plywood

    flooring expert @ city floor's

    Houston, TX

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  • 1 decade ago

    the best way to installl cermaic tile anywhere is to use a cement backer board. most home improvement stores will sell it. the mastic will stick better to the cement backer board and you will have less chance of cracking grout lines in the future.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Y yes, yes you can. Be sure and prep it properly and seal the tile when your finished.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably, if the surface is prepared properly and the mastic is flexible (contains latex)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i agree with the above answer...use durock..cement backer board,your tile job will last longer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes

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  • Eugene
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    1 decade ago

    Yes you can! Get to it. You can do it, put your back into it!

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