Granite Tile Over Fireplace Bricks

 
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Old 03-10-2004, 06:15 AM   #1
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Granite Tile Over Fireplace Bricks


How would I go about putting Granite tiles over an existing fireplace made out of brick? I would like to wrap the entire fireplace but I'm wondering if the heat /cool cycles will loosen the tiles. What kind of Thinset or adhesive should I use? How should I fill in the grooves on the old brick?

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Old 03-10-2004, 07:51 AM   #2
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Check with the manufacturer on the thin set/ahesive. But as far as application goes, I would attach wire mesh with tap cons to the brick, then trowl over that. Bob

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oh yea.....sorry about the lack of advice on the adhesive.....I can't remember what I used when I did that exact same thing ........come on give me a brake, it was the back in the 80s.
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Do a search on Google for refractory mortar. Not sure how well that adheres to granite - but it's the standard for fireplace applications - withstands heat.
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Just a quick note. Make sure that brick is clean and solid. No loose crap to come off. It may seem to go without saying, but to miss it would be bad.

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