Fireplace Tiling

Old 11-28-00, 09:38 AM
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We have a brick fireplace that we are getting ready to tile over. Is it better or worse or no difference to tile right over the brick or should a backerboard be placed over the brick first and then the tile placed on the backerboard? And, if a backerboard is used, is it safe to place it all the way up to the opening of the fireplace (i.e. does backerboard contain any flammable materials?)? Thanks for the info!
Old 11-28-00, 05:07 PM
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Usually, the brick is "floated" over with cement mortar to even everything out. The tile is then installed. So yes, directly over the brick, and do not consider using the backer board.

The backer board, even though it contains elements that will burn or melt, is not considered flamable.

Old 12-18-00, 09:24 PM
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As John has said you tile right over the brick, but make sure the brick are all tight and no cracks or movement this will come right through the tile over time. start you tile lay out from the center and work out, this could be between two tile or in the middle of one see how both work out. when you have you layout start the tile on the harth from the floor up, then from the fron of the harth to the back
the flat on the harth will cover the tile cut edge on the face... and go on from there.

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