Vintage Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Catalina Stearns.
If you have a brick fireplace in your home that just seems a bit too dark or outdated, consider replacing the brick with exquisite mosaic tile. Tile can create a beautiful and shimmery fireplace, whether you choose to use ceramic or even glass mosaic tiles. If you've been thinking of giving your fireplace a makeover, here are some ideas for using tile that you can use to get the project started.
Vintage mantels only come in the size that they have been made in. So in case you purchase an antique mantel make sure it fits your space and covers the firebox well. You may want to add a stone or materials along the inside of it surround in order to properly conceal the firebox if the mantel piece is slightly bigger than your firebox.
Applying the Tile. To apply the tile, mix a small amount of mortar, spreading it on the surface using the notched trowel. Then, set the tile sheets securely into the wet mortar. You can use your grout float to press the tiles evenly into the grout-covered surface. If necessary, use spacers between the sheets of tile to maintain uniform spacing. Once the mortar has dried according to package instructions, inspect your newly tiled surface.
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