fireplace hearth


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Old 01-18-04, 09:54 AM
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fireplace hearth

Our house is almost 100 yrs old and the hearth in front of the fireplace is composed of grey firebricks. It is cement colored and has a few stains on it and looks pretty tacky. We were going to replace it but have been told to not remove the original bricks but to put the tiles we want to use right over top of the original. Does anyone have any experience doing this? If so how did you do it and will the new tiles stay adhered to the old if we put them on top? Any suggestions or advice will be of great help. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-18-04, 05:37 PM
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Re: fireplace hearth

Originally posted by CNord
Our house is almost 100 yrs old and the hearth in front of the fireplace is composed of grey firebricks. It is cement colored and has a few stains on it and looks pretty tacky. We were going to replace it but have been told to not remove the original bricks but to put the tiles we want to use right over top of the original. Does anyone have any experience doing this? If so how did you do it and will the new tiles stay adhered to the old if we put them on top? Any suggestions or advice will be of great help. Thanks.
Go right over the top. Try to prepare the surface, by roughing it up as much as possible. Thin set mortar and the grout color of your choice. Seal the grout as per the directions on the bottle.
Its easy.
Measaure your hearth on all sides and try to find a tile size that fits better by itself without alot of cuts. Take into account the grout lines when measuring.
If cutting is mandatory you can rent one. Two kinds, depening on the cuts.
Oh, and wear safty glasses.
 
 

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