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How to Tile a Fireplace

Does your fireplace need a new look? See the Color Correction team's solution.

Materials and Tools:

porcelain tiles wet saw grout cement backing board tri-sodium phosphate (or suitable brick cleaner) instant bond construction adhesive thin-set mortar


1. Clean the brick with a suitable cleaner, and apply cement backer board with instant bond construction adhesive, according to the manufacturer's instructions.

2. Apply pre-mixed thin-set mortar to brick.

3. Set porcelain tiles onto mortar.

4. Cut odd-shaped tiles with a wet saw, allowing the cut tiles to dry for 24 hours.

5. Apply grout, according to manufacturer's instructions.

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