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Need help thinking of tiling ideas over this outdated brick in my livingroom!

Hailee DoyleFebruary 2, 2013
The red brick that is flat with the wall is also flat with the hardwood floors. We would like to tile over the brick, but aren't too sure of what tile to use or how to even go about doing all of that. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Ironwood Builders
A parge coat of mortar, basically a smooth coat that evens out the mortar lines and prepares the surface for tile is necessary. Good trowel skills and an accurate level and straight edge are really needed. The attached image show a fireplace that started out much like yours.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:12PM
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Ironwood Builders
I placed a steel rim on the hearth to keep the tile from being torn up from firewood and an angle steel trim on the fire box. Hope this helps!
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:13PM
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eoakes
can you clean the brick? I kind of like it.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:18PM
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Dar Eckert
The bricks on the floor should go. The brick on the wall really isn't too bad looking just needs cleaning. Perhaps just some wide trim aroung the brick and a mantel all in white to match your woodwork.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:26PM
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aniluap2
It depends on your decor, but slate works with most looks and styles
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 2:27PM
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Banarsi Designs
We had a similar issue a while ago and decided to use Italian marble to cover the brick and couldn't be any happier. I notice you have a nice little hardwood area around the fireplace, you could do some sort of a hardwood elevated add-on to go around the marble to add a nice touch as well.
    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 3:29PM
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Interiors International, Inc.
Oh dear yes cover up that brick. PS I love your rug.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 3:30PM
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lefty47
HI -- That red brick should go , same for the hearth which looks poorly done anyway . You could probably get scrap peices of marble or granite to cover both areas. Your rug is awsome ! Because of your rug looks like you are more modern ,so look on Houzz for "modern fireplaces" for ideas. And there are nice modern screens now , like tempored glass , stainless steel ,etc.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 3:43PM
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