Installing Hearth

  1. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Got me a gert chunk of limestone for use as a hearth. Ive cut it ready to install.

    Currently a screed which is flush (or there abouts) to the oak flooring, when the stone is sat in place, i dont really want to raise it up any higher than is essential, or there will be a big gap between the underside of the stone and the flooring.

    I fear if I sit it on a mortar bed. it will raise it up a bit too high...
    A thin cement slurry I fear will crack away...

    Tempted to use a tube of stixall :ashamed:

    Any suitable methods?
     
  2. clift_d

    clift_d Member

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    I'm guessing a cement based tile adhesive with a notched trowel?
     
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  3. roofman

    roofman "Hey!! calm down calm down"

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    CT1...expensive about a tenner a tube but it is the best best best adhesive in a tube:thumbup:
     
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  4. 8ob

    8ob Member

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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Decent flexi tile adhisive suited to stone. MAPEI OR INSTARMAC are my most used. 12 to 20 quid for a bag depending on where you go.
     
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  6. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Nothing if you want, doesn’t need anything. Won’t get hot underneath to any extent and silicon is quite heat resistant and will hold it well enough.
     
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  7. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    That'll do it if all you want is to hold it in place. If it's heavy enough it will hold itself and it will only need a few lines of adhesive like spotting slabs on gobbo.
     
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  8. I bonded a slab of slate down with a tube of grab adhesive, I drew the shape of the hearth on the floor, put lots of blobs in the shape, put down a couple of battens, laid the slab on the battens then slowly slide them out.
     
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