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    Covering stone fireplace with tiles


    So in my house we use an open fire, burning coal and wood. The fire surround is like a stone veneer but with chunky stone which appears to be directly cemented to the wall. The stones are at least 100m thick. Its essentially a a 1.8m long by 1m high wall on the chimney.

    I dont like the site of the wall as it gives old pub vibes. I want it to be tiled. Can i use something directly on the stone? Like a plaster which i can then tile on?

    I'm just concerned on it withstanding the heat of the fire. I fear that if i knock it back it'll cause more damage than its worth as the mantel is sitting on the wall also.

    What are my options for the wall to allow it to be tiled on?

    Asked by Adam on 7th Mar 2021
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    "Hi. I will say natural stone looking great, like old Green or old grey"

    Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Luxury Construction Services 4 You LTD

    "If you use the flexible adhesive you shouldn't have any problem as it is also used for underfloor heating and it is okay.
    To be extra sure you can use a ditra matt or something similar as an extra protection and after tile on it to be 100%.
    Hope it helps! :)

    Answered on 8th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "Without seeing pics its difficult but could it be cement or plaster boarded both withstand heat"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report

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