We installed a pellet stove in our fireplace last Fall. It is an old house, built in 1917, with a huge concrete fireplace. I would like to face the front of the fireplace with bricks or tiles. I can't seem to get any Mason to come back after they 1st see it. ("I'll get back to you in a couple of days with my estimate.", and then they run like He//! hehe) Would you recommend facing it with thin brick facade or tile? I am at the point where I am willing to try to do it myself.