Tiled Hearth - How to Build?
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?
I will be surrounding the front and sides with timber to cover the
edges of laminate flooring.
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.