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is it necessary to use green drywall or cement back board when installing tiles?

I'm trying to install tiles on the back of my stove's wall, so grease won't stick on the wall and it can be easier to clean the tiles versus the wall. I've read the DIY instructions in the internet, but since I'm not installing tiles in a wet area, is it necessary to get green drywall or cement back board? Thanks. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:

No greenboard necessary Its mostly used in the tub- bathroom area. But be sure when you put up the tiles you are using wall cement and not floor cement. When you purchase your supplies a clerk from the store should answer anything you are unsure of.... thats what they're there for
May 11, 2017
That whole area needs to be cement board. There should be NO drywall in the shower area. He took a shortcut to save money. IF you only had a tub that would be fine but with a shower drywall in a NO NO. Make him take out the drywall and install cement board. Even if it was just a tub with no shower he would have had to use green board. Don't let him jack you around with this. It's your bathroom and you want it to last for over 20 years and not just a couple of years. Call your city inspector. Or call the city at 311.
May 11, 2017
Not necessary. those materials are used when there is a lot of moisture in the room, like a bathroom. Using cement-board is a good idea for a stove in that it can provide an extra heat shield from the stove, but not necessary.
May 11, 2017
Mine are fine and they are on the regular drywall. For the protruding tile problem: many kitchen tile styles have border tiles with a finished edge, look for them when you choose the tile.
May 11, 2017
no, but the problem is they'll protrude, so what I did was cut away the drywall (1/2) and put in 1/4 backerboard and then installed them flush with the drywall, it looks more professional though it is a bit more work
May 11, 2017

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