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Old March 9th 09, 05:47 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
Arthur 51 Arthur 51 is offline
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Default Tiled Hearth - How to Build?

On 9 Mar, 16:33, (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:
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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?

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
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How did you set shutter the mortar bed?
And what mix of mortar?
And..did you set the tiles on tile cement...