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Old 05-30-2008, 11:32 PM  
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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.



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Old 05-31-2008, 10:36 AM  
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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

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:26 PM  
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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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