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NotoriousCDB 02-18-2013 11:44 PM

Tiling near fireplace
 
Hey, I'm tiling a tiny area that butts up to our fireplace (about 2' x 4' space). I don't use the fireplace often, but it does get used. Are there any special considerations I should make when tiling regarding the heat that it will eventually receive (I.e. special thinset or grout)? I'm using slate for tile, but don't think that's a problem. Anyone know of any safety concerns there? Thank you!

oh'mike 02-19-2013 06:51 AM

The floor? What's there now?

NotoriousCDB 02-19-2013 08:54 AM

There is tile there now, which I plan to bust out, but I am not sure about the substrate. If I were to wager a guess, I would say that it is most likely plywood. The tile there now doesn't look special, but I am not a mason, and looks can be deceiving. Thanks for responding so quickly, too.


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