I am working on a kitchen remodel. The kitchen is composed of two perpendicular walls (one is existing, the other is new). While the new is built straight, the existing is not straight and has bowing studs. Before I finish the drywall, i would like to get recommendations on anticipating the counter top to not be perfectly flush with the wall.
I am planning to have a tile backsplash from countertop to ceiling on both perpendicular walls.
- Can the tile backsplash be used to hide the gap between a straight quartz counter top and a not-so-straight wall? (thickness covering gaps is less than 1/2in)
- Is it ok if the wall receiving tiles is not "not-perfectly" flat? (I am worried that the inperfection of the wall will make it difficult to place tiles)
- Does a tile wall require a cement board between drywall and tiles?