Tile a Wall (Pt 1): How to Install a Ledger Board

Sometimes you get to a point in a renovation where you just can’t make decisions so a ledger board can save the day. When we were finishing our basement laundry room, and were ready to tile our laundry room backsplash, we knew we at least wanted to replace the counter top but we couldn’t decide whether or not to keep our old lower cabinets. Had we kept the lower cabinets and counter, we would have started our first row of tiling from the counter up to the underside of the cabinets and be well on our way to finishing our laundry room. Since we couldn’t come to a decision and wanted to move ahead, we worked backwards. We purchased the tile and installed it before the rest of the finishes. A ledger board offered the solution! Continue reading