Covering brick fireplace with tile. Covering up the brick with a more modern material such as marble tile can transform the fireplace surround and help it fit in better with more modern furnishings. Keep setting tiles until you reach the top of the surround. Learn how to cover your brick fireplace to transform it from dated to modern farmhouse style with stone painted wood and a solid rustic pine mantel.
If the mantel is a fixed part of the fireplace lay the tiles over top of it. I renovated with a tile over brick fireplace solution to dress it up a bit. In this picture slide show video we are refacing an older fireplace from brick into tile.
Go over the entire area with a wire brush to dislodge any loose mortar then scrub off the soot with a rag soaked in white vinegar. Attach plywood to the 1 by 4s and sheetrock on top of the plywood. It feels so good to have another project checked off the list at least partially.
Close in a floor to ceiling brick fireplace by installing sheetrock. Place tile spacers around the tiles and add thinset as you go. Today im sharing how we covered up our brick fireplace step by step.
Tiling over an existing brick fireplace can create a dramatic new look or restore some natural beauty if the brick has been painted over. Use cement nails to attach 1 inch by 4 foot boards to the mortar building a frame around the fireplace leaving 12 inches for tile installation around the firebox open. In many cases skim coating the existing brick with thinset will create a strong smooth surface for tile installation.