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TaskBoy 05-30-2008 11:32 PM

Tile over brick?
 
I have a brick hearth/bench and half-high wall with my fireplace in the middle. If the wall-long bench is flat enough, can I just set the flagstone tile over it w/o laying down a backer board first?

What about the face of the brick wall? Do I need to place a backer board there first? Thanks.

TileGuy 05-31-2008 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaskBoy (Post 19616)
I have a brick hearth/bench and half-high wall with my fireplace in the middle. If the wall-long bench is flat enough, can I just set the flagstone tile over it w/o laying down a backer board first?

What about the face of the brick wall? Do I need to place a backer board there first? Thanks.

You can tile on brick but you need to skim coat it with thinset first ( like you would drywall ) then key it in with at least a 1/4 x 1/4 trowel. Use VersaBond Flex thinset, you can get it at Home Depot

:)

homerepairman 06-05-2008 07:26 PM

Yeah TileGuy is right, just cover it with the thinset mortar and it will hold on there. Here's some info on it:

http://www.floorstransformed.com/choosethinset.html


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