Tiling Over Painted Wood Paneling for Wood Stove Insert
I'm not sure where to post this thread, but I need some advice.
We live in a 1968 rambler beach bungalow. We are like the 4th or 5th owner of the home.
The house originally had two brick fireplaces. The one downstairs was left exposed brick that we have painted over with beautiful red paint.
The upstairs fireplace a previous owner had glued drywall to the brick and closed it in. That owner or another owner glued wood paneling on top of the drywall and put in a wood stove with an ugly brown insert with brass trimming.
I would like to put either a tile or some type of stone rock product over the paneling to showcase the wood stove and insert. We thought about taking the paneling off, but when we put in hardwood floors we found out that the paneling is on top of the sheet rock which is glued to the face of the original brick fireplace and could be costly to remove.
Is there a way to tile or put some sort of stone product over the paneling around the wood stove? Essentially, I want it to look like a rock fireplace as our home has a cabin look to it.
Thanks for any advice you can give us. (Please see attachment)
You could screw hardi -backer right to it and then tile onto your hardi backer. If you want like a culture stone , you could attach chicken wire to it using long screws. That will give your mortar for the stone something to grip on to, just like an exterior chimney. They make easy to install mason lath that would nail on easy.
Check out some of these videos here. Looks at surface preparation , you obviously can skip a few steps but this is what I would do.
The very first thing you need to do is figure out who made the insert, and download the instruction manual.
I'm betting you'll find out that you need to have non-combustables to a height of 24" or so above that thing. If that's the case, you absolutely must remove the drywall. Then you can tile over the brick.
You also need to have a non-combustable floor covering out at least 16" from the front of the stove. If the stove manual specifies "ember protection" then you can put down a sheet of metal, tile, or whatever, right over your wood floor, but if it says you need a non-combustable hearth, then you will need to build something with the appropriate R-value.
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