I want to tile my brick fireplace

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How would I go about putting tile over the brick on my fireplace? It’s so outdated and I can’t afford to replace it. Any suggestions?

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  • Sandy Murray Sandy Murray on Nov 11, 2017
    I am told by builder hubby, you can put tile glue straight onto the brick and then the tiles! Do make sure you cover with glue evenly! Xxx
  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 11, 2017
    Paint the brick. That would be a whole new look. If you still don't like it then consider tiling.

  • Roxy blue Roxy blue on Nov 11, 2017
    If you want to make sure your surface is completely flat you can take some drywall and put that over the top. You'll have to put in a little Framing and first but it might be worth it if you have a lot of uneven brick. And then you would apply your tile over that. That's how my husband has had to do it
  • Wwh10295751 Wwh10295751 on Nov 11, 2017
    spread cement in the cracks and smooth the whole thing let dry then tile as usual like you would a bathroom wall or something
  • Peg Peg on Nov 11, 2017
    If you are burning wood in your fireplace I wouldn't place anything on top of the brick because of the heat within the bricks. That is one reason brick was used when putting in fire places.
  • William William on Nov 11, 2017
    Make sure you clean the surface of the brick with a stiff brush/broom. Then apply thinset over the brick with a grooved trowel. Butter the tiles with thinset and stick them on. The thinset on the brick and buttering the tiles will create a suction for the tiles to stick.
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