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How to Decorate Brick Fireplace with Marble

by Lisa C. Marketing Writer

Decking up your old, brick fireplace with natural stone like marble is a great idea to give it a new and neo look. The beauty of marble will make your fireplace look like a gorgeous addition to your property.

In addition, it will add decades to its life. Apparently, marble is a highly durable material that lasts more than a lifetime. So, when you use marble on your fireplace, you get your home a new design feature and a luxury convenience.

If you have a brick fireplace at your home, you want to give it a modern look, this article guides you on how to deck it up with authentic marble stones and tiles. Check out the following –

  • Clean the bricks first. Remove dust and loose dirt and debris from bricks (the area you want to cover with marble). You could also consider washing the bricks.
  • If there is some kind of paint on bricks, scrape it. The idea is to remove any layer on bricks that might loosen the grip of thin set or adhesive between them and marble.
  • If you have washed the bricks in your fireplace, allow them to dry a bit before applying marble.
  • Apply a layer of thin set mortar on bricks. Ensure that this is a perfectly even layer and there are no up and down sections. Let this layer dry for about two days.
  • Now, spread thin set on the back of a marble tile and apply this tile at the bottom center of fireplace surround which is right above the fire box.
  • Finish the installation following your design idea.
  • Let the marble tiles settle before grouting, polishing, and sealing them.

There you have it. This is how you install marble tiles on your brick fireplace.

For your convenience, you could consider marking an equal area (as fireplace) on the ground and dry installing marble tiles to figure out the best laying pattern and identify the tiles that you will need to cut. This will ease your job to a greater extent.

Looking to buy marble? Visit MosaicsAndTile.com, one of the trusted stone suppliers in US.


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