We are currently finishing our superior walls basement. We are installing a wood/gas combo burning stove in the basement. We will be putting slate on the floors beneath and around the stove. But on the wall behind the stove is cement board and we would like to put up 1/4" slate on the wall. Now my question: Are there any particular special methods of installing slate on a vertical surface or wall?? such as metal tabs or screens behind the mortar.
Would this be the same application as you would with laying a chimmey??