Asked on Sep 10, 2019

How do I adhere tiles to a fireplace?

Ken EricksonKathy Gunter LawSharon


4 answers
  • William
    on Sep 11, 2019

    What is the fireplace made of? Brick, stone, tile, marble? Tile needs a flat smooth surface.

  • Sharon
    on Sep 11, 2019

    Here is one guy's makeover over brick....

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Sep 11, 2019

    If you aren't going to put cement board to lay the tile, you can try powergrab. We used that on a tub surround.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Sep 14, 2019

    I put cement board around the opening and then used thin-set to install tiles. However, I'm a big fan of Power Grab since then. I use it to install back splash tiles in the Habitat for Humanity homes. It comes in a caulking tube and you just add a bead to the tile and press in place - NO MESS. You can also get grout in a caulking tube. Less mess and minimal clean up.

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