Stone veneer over brick fireplace. This project shows you how to install one sturdy enough to hold heavy objects. The image to the left is a painted fireplace that originally had a mantle on top but was removed so fireplace could be resurfaced with stone veneer. Theres something so homey about a stone fireplace bringing to mind cozy nights spent with loved ones in front of a blazing hearth.
Nail metal lath to brick with masonry nails and hammer keeping clear of edges. In this video this old house senior technical editor shows how to use stone veneer to get the cozy feel of a masonry fireplace without breaking the budget shown. Tile over brick fireplace.
Work from the bottom up and overlap pieces by 2 inches. Cover the fireplace surround with builders felt. Manufactured stone manufactured or cultured stone cost much less than natural thin veneer is much lighter but it looks like the real thing.
How to build a standard wall over a stone wall. Filedledge stone in andante. But it is not as easy as troweling mortar onto the brick and applying veneer.
The images to the right and left show the same brick fireplace as a before and after shot. One of the best ways to brighten a dark brick fireplace is by installing a floating mantel. Take measurements around fireplace where new stone is desired.
Reface a fireplace with stone veneer. Give a brick faced hearth a new look in four simple steps. Can i put cement backerboard on the wall and cover that.
Wed like to tile over the brick around our fireplace. As with other surfaces the brick must provide a stable surface for the veneer layer. Yes you can install stone veneer over brick.
View the dramatic transformation that thin stone veneer can have on your existing fireplace. Your fireplace can be dated brick boring drywall or maybe the inexpensive tile and wood surround that your builder added and charge way too much. Step ten how to build a stone veneer fireplace surround.
Simple way to enhance the look of your living room with new fire place.