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Old 01-15-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Tile over brick


I want to reface an old brick fireplace with tiles. These are sort of unevenly laid "carpet" bricks. (grooved surface).

I figure that attaching hardy backer first to the bricks will get me the smooth surface I'm after. So, what's the best way to attach the backer board to the bricks? Thinset, construction adhesive, screws or a combination of these things?


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Old 01-18-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Post a picture of what you have to work with.


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Old 01-19-2011, 10:35 AM   #3
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Clean the brick. Rinse well and let it dry. Mist the brick lightly with water and apply a modified thinset skim coat and let dry. The backerboard will not be needed (nor would I recommend it, unless you can find a fireproof backerboard) if you can get the surface flat enough to apply tile. Otherwise you will need at attach a metal lath with tapcons and skim coat it with a type S mortor. Need a pic.
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