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Old 05-14-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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I will be laminating a brick fireplace with Boulder Creek Ledgestone (cultured stone). Can I use thinset? What type and size trowel?

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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.

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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.
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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.
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