Fireplace remodel - tiling metal surround


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Old 11-17-18, 12:29 PM
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Fireplace remodel - tiling metal surround

Hey gang... I am re-doing a hearth and surround. The existing surround was a metal framework with brick veneer affixed with some type of mastic. It held for 30+ years until I knocked it off for this project. After a little more cleanup of the old mastic, can the stone tiling I want to use be attached in the same manner then grouted? Thanks.



 
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Old 11-17-18, 05:40 PM
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Is the base cement board? If so, you are good to go with your stone overlay. If you took it down to studs, then we need to discuss more. Use a thinset mixed from a powder, same for grout.
 
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Old 11-18-18, 05:15 AM
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It is metal, as shown in the pics.
 
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Old 11-18-18, 08:06 AM
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Honestly this is something I have never seen, I'm guessing the entire fireplace is some type of insert.

Convention installation of a tile surround would be mortar based but that is not going to work here and most everybody tries to deflect users from mastic based adhesives.

So couple of options, need to do some research into adhesives, like PL to find the best candidate or removal of the metal and go with a more conventional installation on the wall with cement board and mortar!
 
 

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