Tile around fireplace – A shelf tile can improve the appearance of a whole room. The work is similar to tiling a wall, unless heat-resistant mortar is used. If the chimney is surrounded by bricks, they can tile directly over the existing surface. However, if the brick is in poor condition or its shell is metal, you will have to install plates first, creating a surface strong enough to support the tiles and mortar.
Tile around fireplace, measure the chimney surround and cut the adjustment plates. Extend the construction adhesive for the existing shelf and put the plates in place. Screw the base plates on the surface behind it using appropriate screws for the material (brick masonry screws, metal screws for metal). Cover joints between each piece of plates with 2-inch gummed tape and then cover with a layer of heat-resistant thin-set mortar. Skip this step if your existing shelf is brick in good condition.
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Decorate tile around fireplace, spread mortar heat resistant mortar in the envelope of the chimney near the inside edge. Comb the mortar with the edge of a notched trowel. Press the tiles in the mortar, with a straight edge to keep them straight. Place tile spacers between the tiles. Spread and comb the mortar tiles with glue and pressure in place until you have covered the entire ledge. The nails 8 d on the base plates near the bottom for the lower row of tiles. Allow the mortar to dry overnight.