Cultured Stone - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

cultured stone


I will be laminating a brick fireplace with Boulder Creek Ledgestone (cultured stone). Can I use thinset? What type and size trowel?

Advertisement

Harry1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
Member
 
Branden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 163
Rewards Points: 150
Default

cultured stone


Harry,

I recently refaced my fireplace with a similar product. I suggest you do the following.

Hang wire mesh over the area that the stone is going to be applied to. Apply a 'scratch coat' over the entire area using type N mortar (basically just a thin coat of mortar over the entire area). Let that dry for a day or two, the wire mesh will get hard as a rock. Then use the same mortar to hang your cultured stone. You want a pretty wet mixture of mortar I found out.

Advertisement

Branden is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Branden For This Useful Post:
Harry1 (05-18-2010)
Old 05-18-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 10
Default

cultured stone


I agree with branden for the most part however some suppliers actually tell you to adhere the vaneer using a strong epoxy based tile glue. If is fast setting and easy to work with. If you are using ledgestone then you most likely want a dry stack look.
ArchTech is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ArchTech For This Useful Post:
Harry1 (05-18-2010)
Old 05-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

cultured stone


Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry1 View Post
I will be laminating a brick fireplace with Boulder Creek Ledgestone (cultured stone). Can I use thinset? What type and size trowel?
You would follow the manufacturer's directions concerning this installation. If the cartons did not contain the directions, contact them directly.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ron6519 For This Useful Post:
Harry1 (05-18-2010)
Old 05-18-2010, 07:29 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: central virginia mountains
Posts: 1,857
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

cultured stone


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron6519 View Post
You would follow the manufacturer's directions concerning this installation. If the cartons did not contain the directions, contact them directly.
Ron
__________________
The older I get the better I was
tpolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What to do where cultured stone veneer meets grass shleppy Landscaping & Lawn Care 5 09-03-2014 07:39 PM
J-Weep / Flashing for exterior cultured stone veneer wall. Spud Building & Construction 18 08-31-2009 10:44 PM
Cultured stone issues jdrolls Building & Construction 1 06-14-2009 11:56 PM
Cultured stone around fireplace MichaelP Building & Construction 10 06-21-2008 06:38 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts