Corner Wood Fireplace Retiling Made Easy Corner Wood Fireplace Retiling Made Easy

A corner wood fireplace is a wood-burning fireplace that stands in the corner of the room. They are usually more compact than ordinary wood fireplaces. The tiles are arranged around it to keep the fire from spreading within the fireplace’s immediate perimeter. The tiles also serve a decorative function, enhancing the attractiveness of the fireplace and the room it’s located in. 

Tools You Will Need

Before retiling a corner wood fireplace, take measurements of the space you want to retile. That way, you will know how many tiles you will need and how big each tile has to be. You will need a:

  • hammer
  • chisel
  • drywall broad knife
  • framing square
  • masonry leveling compound
  • tile adhesive
  • piece of spare wood

Retiling in 6 Easy Steps

The installation process itself can be summed up as follows.

  1. If the space has any existing tiles, use the hammer and chisel to chip them away. If the fireplace has a mantle, remove it as well until the installation process is complete.
  2. Apply the masonry leveling compound to the floor using a drywall broad knife and a framing square. Wait until it dries.
  3. Dry-fit the tiles by placing them atop of the dried leveling compound. Make sure they all fit.
  4. Remove the tiles. Spread the adhesive along about the half of the surface floor using a piece of spare wood and a framing square. Quickly place the tiles atop of it – the adhesive dries quickly.
  5. Fill in the small cracks with tiling grout using a framing square.
  6. Wipe the tiles with a damp sponge to remove any debris and dust it off with a rag.

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