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Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Ricky84 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:15 pm

I have some stacked stone ledger panels im wanting to install for a kitchen backsplash(6"x24" panels) and the dimensions for the space ill be installing it on is roughly 18" in height by 10' wide. Im Curious if backerboard is absolutely necessary or if there is a good adhesion product that will allow me to install right over drywall? Any tips or info would be appreciated, Thanks

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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:47 pm

Personally, I don't think stack stone is a good idea for a back splash in a kitchen because you're always splashing stuff and cleaning and trying to clean stack stone will be a huge huge hassle.
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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Shannon » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:59 pm

I agree with Spruce burning you still wanna use it I can’t see why you could not use an construction adhesive .
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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Ricky84 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:55 pm

Very good point. The wife has expressed the same concern maybe I ought to listen haha. Mosaics I'd imagine would be easier to clean just kinda diggin the stone look hmm

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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:54 pm

Mosaics would be nice, there are also a whole lot of decorative tile and trim tile choices today that can really perk up the look of the back splash. Post some pix of your progress when you get a chance. :cool:
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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Ricky84 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks, will do!

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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Ricky84 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:34 am

Follow up, i ended up going with a white marble arabesque tile.
It turned out great!😁 Just need to grout it today.
Question?? Does anyone know if a polished marble needs to be sealed or not? Ive heard conflicting answers. Some ive heard depending on type of sealer. And lol horror story's about it turning the marble green after sealing. Thoughts?? And thanks!
(Here are some progress pics)

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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:36 am

Looks great!

I don't know about sealing marble. I know some stones need to be sealed, so I'd recommend talking with a local stone shop about it.
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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Shannon » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:33 pm

Generally a polished stone should not need sealer because it won’t absorb into the tile but to be sure I would try some grout on a scrap piece and see if anything happens.
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Re: Stacked stone ledger backsplash

Post by Ricky84 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:07 pm

Ok yea I have a few scrap pieces I'll try that on! Hey Thanks again fellas!