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    Porcelain tile

    Has anyone tried using porcelain tile to cover their ODK? Is this even a viable option given the potential weather conditions and stress? would hate to have cracked tiles everywhere.

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    Re: Porcelain tile

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    Re: Porcelain tile

    What's ODK?
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    Re: Porcelain tile

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    Re: Porcelain tile

    You can certainly use tile as a finished surface on a "countertop".

    A 1/4" layer of "cement board" should be used between the tile and the framing of the kitchen.

    Porcelain tile is maybe the best tile to use because it is close to water proof and, installed properly, the freeze-thaw cycle will have no affect.
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    Re: Porcelain tile

    What do you mean by "cover"? If it's the countertop you're referring to, then yes. I used 1/2" cement board under my counter top, thinset, and then tile. If by "cover" you're talking about the sides of the base, I suppose you could do that too, but it will cost a lot more and much more labor than if you just used Dryvit to finish the base sides.

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    Re: Porcelain tile

    Absolutely. Used often for garage floors in high end automobile service shops in the Northeast where it is subject to daily freeze-thaw cycles. If you have significant temperature swings (greater than 20 degs/day) then a crack isolation membrane is advised.

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