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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?

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.