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Posted by lhedge on March 29th, 2001 12:21 PM
In reply to Installing Marble or Granite Tile around fireplace by Mark on March 27th, 2001 03:54 PM [Go to top of thread]

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as a tilesetter i have installed both materials as a hearth. you will first need to install an underlayment for the tile to be set on. I reccomend durock cement board. screw or nail it every 4 inches around the perimeter and at least every six inches in the "field". use a thin set mortar or mastic to set tile ( check with your supplier and make sure your setting material is ok for the stone you purchase. One note: the granite will not scratch as easy as some marbles, and you will need a wet saw to cut either.

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