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Tiled Hearth - How to Build?



 
 
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Old March 9th 09, 05:16 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Tiled Hearth - How to Build?

Hi all.
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?

n.b.
I will be surrounding the front and sides with timber to cover the
edges of laminate flooring.

Thanks.

Arthur
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Old March 9th 09, 05:24 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Arthur 51 wrote:

I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?


Paving slabs.
300 square x 50mm would be about right I reckon.
Alan.

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Old March 9th 09, 05:33 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Arthur 51 writes:
Hi all.
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?

n.b.
I will be surrounding the front and sides with timber to cover the
edges of laminate flooring.


I used a mortar bed.

Make sure you check minimum hight above existing floor and depth
required for any type of fire you might use there. ISTR gas fires
require 2" (or probably 50mm nowadays) above existing floor
coverings, and I can't recall the depth required.

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Old March 9th 09, 05:38 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 9 Mar, 16:24, (A.Lee) wrote:
Arthur 51 wrote:
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?


Paving slabs.
300 square x 50mm would be about right I reckon.
Alan.

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I've just done a search and it seems that a hearth should be a minimum
of 15" or 40cm deep.
I also want to keep the cost down so buying 2" thick slate sounds
expensive.
I'm now thinking of 40cm square slate tiles that would be about
10/12mm thick.

Arthur
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Old March 9th 09, 05:47 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On 9 Mar, 16:33, (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:
In article ,
* * * * Arthur 51 writes:

Hi all.
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?


n.b.
I will be surrounding the front and sides with timber to cover the
edges of laminate flooring.


I used a mortar bed.

Make sure you check minimum hight above existing floor and depth
required for any type of fire you might use there. ISTR gas fires
require 2" (or probably 50mm nowadays) above existing floor
coverings, and I can't recall the depth required.

--
Andrew Gabriel
[email address is not usable -- followup in the newsgroup]


How did you set shutter the mortar bed?
And what mix of mortar?
And..did you set the tiles on tile cement...
Arthur
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Old March 9th 09, 05:56 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Arthur 51 wrote:

Hi all.
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?


One of ours is a hearth constructed with a brick core and then tiled -
in our case with heavy terracotta "pammets". No idea what's under the
others.
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Old March 9th 09, 09:27 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Arthur 51 wrote:
On 9 Mar, 16:24, (A.Lee) wrote:
Arthur 51 wrote:
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?


Paving slabs.
300 square x 50mm would be about right I reckon.
Alan.

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I've just done a search and it seems that a hearth should be a minimum
of 15" or 40cm deep.
I also want to keep the cost down so buying 2" thick slate sounds
expensive.
I'm now thinking of 40cm square slate tiles that would be about
10/12mm thick.

Arthur


B&Q have 400mm paving slabs @ about 1.30 each, they are about 25mm thick,
so if you lay them on 10mm of sand/cement mixed at 3:1, plus your tile
adhesive, plus your tiles, you will have a proper thickness.

once it's all set, you can drill and plug the edges to affix timber, or,
affix a framework of 3X2 to the floor, infill with any mixture of the above,
then fix your skirtings to this once tiling is complete.

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Old March 9th 09, 10:15 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Phil L" wrote in message
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Arthur 51 wrote:
On 9 Mar, 16:24, (A.Lee) wrote:
Arthur 51 wrote:
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?

Paving slabs.
300 square x 50mm would be about right I reckon.
Alan.

--
To reply by e-mail, change the ' + ' to 'plus'.


I've just done a search and it seems that a hearth should be a minimum
of 15" or 40cm deep.
I also want to keep the cost down so buying 2" thick slate sounds
expensive.
I'm now thinking of 40cm square slate tiles that would be about
10/12mm thick.

Arthur


B&Q have 400mm paving slabs @ about 1.30 each, they are about 25mm thick,
so if you lay them on 10mm of sand/cement mixed at 3:1, plus your tile
adhesive, plus your tiles, you will have a proper thickness.

once it's all set, you can drill and plug the edges to affix timber, or,
affix a framework of 3X2 to the floor, infill with any mixture of the
above, then fix your skirtings to this once tiling is complete.

..
I was thinking about that, too.
is it red sand or sharp sand for the mortar layer?

Arthur


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Old March 9th 09, 11:17 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Tiled Hearth - How to Build?

Arthur 51 wrote:
"Phil L" wrote in message
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Arthur 51 wrote:
On 9 Mar, 16:24, (A.Lee) wrote:
Arthur 51 wrote:
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?

Paving slabs.
300 square x 50mm would be about right I reckon.
Alan.

--
To reply by e-mail, change the ' + ' to 'plus'.

I've just done a search and it seems that a hearth should be a
minimum of 15" or 40cm deep.
I also want to keep the cost down so buying 2" thick slate sounds
expensive.
I'm now thinking of 40cm square slate tiles that would be about
10/12mm thick.

Arthur


B&Q have 400mm paving slabs @ about 1.30 each, they are about 25mm
thick, so if you lay them on 10mm of sand/cement mixed at 3:1, plus
your tile adhesive, plus your tiles, you will have a proper
thickness. once it's all set, you can drill and plug the edges to affix
timber,
or, affix a framework of 3X2 to the floor, infill with any mixture
of the above, then fix your skirtings to this once tiling is
complete.

.
I was thinking about that, too.
is it red sand or sharp sand for the mortar layer?

Arthur


it's not important, any sand you have, or whichever is cheapest

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Phil L
RSRL Tipster Of The Year 2008


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Old March 10th 09, 11:14 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Tiled Hearth - How to Build?

Arthur 51 wrote:
Hi all.
I fancy using slate tiles for a hearth and back.
So it would be 4 x 30cm square tiles for a 1.2m length hearth
but how should I build up the height to the usual hearth depth?

n.b.
I will be surrounding the front and sides with timber to cover the
edges of laminate flooring.

Thanks.

Arthur


Cast a plinth of rubble and mortar.

Done it several times. Great fun.

If over a flexible floor like suspended wood, use a bit of chicken wire
at the base or similar.

And go easy on the rubble and make it more or less concrete.
 




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