How to Tile a Fireplace

Does your fireplace need a new look? See the Color Correction team's solution.
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hccor103-fireplace

By adding a wooden top and molding to the fireplace, they succeed in bringing the piece to Tuscany.

By adding a wooden top and molding to the fireplace, they succeed in bringing the piece to Tuscany.

Materials and Tools:

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hccor103-fireplace-a

porcelain tiles
wet saw
grout
cement backing board
tri-sodium phosphate (or suitable brick cleaner)
instant bond construction adhesive
thin-set mortar

Steps:

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hccor103-fireplace-b

1. Clean the brick with a suitable cleaner, and apply cement backer board with instant bond construction adhesive, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. Apply pre-mixed thin-set mortar to brick.

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hccor103-fireplace-c

3. Set porcelain tiles onto mortar.

4. Cut odd-shaped tiles with a wet saw, allowing the cut tiles to dry for 24 hours.

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hccor103-fireplace-d

5. Apply grout, according to manufacturer's instructions.

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