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How to Tile Around an Existing Fireplace Insert

by:Shihui     2020-01-02
Change the look around the existing fireplace plug-in by installing ceramic, clay or natural stone tiles.The process is neither fast nor easy, but the aesthetic value generated from the right tile fireplace enhances the decoration of the room.The newly installed tiles provide a simpleto-A clean surface that is easy to withstand the heat generated by the fireplace.When the mud is placed and cured, it will take four to five days for the whole process, after which the fireplace is ready to use.Remove the fireplace mantel if possible, or apply a piece of 2-Inch painter tape along the entire inner edge of the mantel.The inner edge of the mantel is the part of the mantel closest to the wall.Mix a batch of thin agent mixture with latex additives with the amount of water recommended in the manufacturer\'s instructions.Different manufacturers require different waterto-mix ratio.Mix the flakes to the consistency of peanut butter.Fill and smooth the surface of the area to be tiled with a thin cover.Use putty knife or 4-Dry Wall knife.Smooth the surface with your fingers and dry the thin sleeve for 24 hours.Fill the area again if needed.Place two to three layers of 1/8 to 1/4 thick thin layers throughout the area.Allow each layer to be completely dry before adding the next layer.When completing each layer, smooth as much as possible.All dents should be filled in on the last floor and are easy to smooth.Make thinset hard 24 hours before continuing.Measure and mark the top center of the area to be tiled, from the top of the firebox to the top of the desired tile area.Turn the level to make it on the vertical axis.Align the long edge of the level with the center mark.Move horizontally until the long edge is in the perfect vertical position.Draw a line along the long edge of the level.Measure the distance on the surface of the fireplace.Cut a 1-by-3 to the determined length.Location and center of cutting 1-by-3 directly below the top edge of the fireplace opening, so the long side is on the horizontal axis.Top edge of level 1-by-3.Move the 1-by-So the entire top edge of the fireplace opening is visible.It is better to drop the tiles slightly at the opening than to expose a small piece of fireplace surface.Attach the 1-by-2-2 to 4 to the surface of the fireplaceBrick and stone screws in inches.Use a hammer drill to place screws on both sides of the fireplace opening.Note: The 1-by-3 is the guide for the first line of tiles.It provides a horizontal edge that helps keep the tiles in place so they don\'t slide.Mix a batch of dilute materials with latex additives.Apply a thin layer directly above 1-1, 1/8 to 1/4 deepby-Width of the cut spatula.Cut the thin layer by dragging the notch edge of the tro knife to the entire length of the thin layer to produce a horizontal groove.Place the first tile on the center line.Move the tile until the approximate center of the tile is on the vertical line and the bottom edge of the tile is directly on the 1-by-3.Press the tiles in place.Place tile spacers in the upper two corners of the tile.Place and press the tile on both sides of the center tile.Note: the gasket looks like a plus sign.The center of the spacer creates a space between the corners of the tile, while the four ends evenly separate the four tiles.Unless you are doing the Edge part, a gasket is required for every corner of the tile.After installing the first three tiles, check whether the row is flat. after installing the two alternating tiles, check whether the row is flat again.Distort the tiles to create even edges.Place the palm in the center of the tile and twist it slightly until the top edge is even.Repeat this process every two to three tiles to ensure that the top edge of each row of tiles is horizontal.Continue to place tiles on the row, alternating placement from one side of the row to the other when placing tiles.Stop when tiles are no longer filled at the end of each line.The final tile will be cut later.Apply a thin cover above the previous row of tiles.Install tiles from the center.Alternately place tiles from one side to the other to complete the line.Continue the process until the top line is completed.Measure the distance between the last tile of the row and the outer edge around the fireplace or the desired tile area.Subtract the width of the gasket from the measurement.Cut the tiles with a tile saw to fit the area and install a thin cover.Let the film with latex additives dry 24 hours a day.Remove the 1-by-From fireplace 3.Mix a batch of dilute materials with latex additives.Apply a 1/8-to 1/4-The last row of tiles on the left is directly below the inch thin layer with latex additives.Work from top to bottom, install the tiles in the same way by positioning and pressing the tiles in place.Please make sure to install the gasket between each tile.Stop tiling when a complete tile is out of order.Measure the area and cut the tiles to install it.Let him Harden 24 hours.Repeat the process on the right side of the fireplace insert.Before you start, make sure you have enough time to complete the full part of the fireplace insert.The width of the area is much smaller than above the insert.The installation of the full side is mounted on the bottom line of the horizontal surface.The tiles are kept in place through adhesive and horizontal surfaces.Remove the spacers from between tiles.Mix a batch of mud according to the manufacturer\'s instructions.Different manufacturers need different mudto-water ratio.When properly mixed, the consistency of the grouting will be similar to peanut butter.Apply a proper amount of mud on the surface of the tile.Apply the mud to the tile with rubberFloating edge slurry.Move the grouting from the surface of the tile to the opening between each tile.Use the rubber edge of the grouting float to remove excess grouting from the surface of the tile.Wipe the surface of the tile with a damp sponge or lintRemove the free cloth of the excess grouting film.Please pay special attention not to remove the grout from between each tile.Dry the mud 24 hours a day.Wipe the surface of the tile with a damp sponge or lintRemove the free cloth of the excess grouting film.The surface of the tile should feel smooth when dry and not rough.Clean the tile surface again within 24 hours if necessary.
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