Apr 23, 2013

Fireplace Progress Report

Hi friends,

More good news on the fireplace and built-ins. The tiling is DONE. So exciting. In order to add tile to the existing brick facade, our tiler had to attach two layers of non-flammable concrete board. This provided a flat surface for the tiles. Here is what it looked like:

And here is what it looks like with the tiling:

We chose larger ceramic tiles for the hearth to make it look like a slab of polished marble (some grout lines are still visble but over time the grout will darken and it will look seamless).  It was also important that the hearth blended nicely with the maple floor.

Our carpenter came today to take final measurements with the tile in place, and in a few weeks we'll get the wood surround for the fireplace and the built-ins on either side. Can't wait! We'll have to paint it ourselves as the carpenter doesn't do painting but perhaps we'll splurge and get a professional to help us.

I leave you today with this amusing thought:

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