New (used) Fireplace Insert and Tiling Project

Jens is helping to lay tile

We were really lucky to find a perfectly fitting used fireplace insert on Craigs List – we picked it up over a week ago in York, and last Saturday, we managed to position it into our living room fireplace (it is rather heavy!).  Went to Lowes and got cement board, tiles, mortar and grout and finally did a DIY project again.

3/8 inch spacers for grout

It did not take long to cut and screw the cement board down.  We borrowed a wet saw from a friend to cut the 45 degree angle tiles we needed – and in just a little over an hour had all the tiles down.  We only used 3 boxes of tiles, this was not a big project. 

 We did pick a great color that really matches to stone wall in the living room, and does not clash with the existing brick around the fireplace either.  Still need to grout it – we thought we’d get this done today, but ended up canning spaghetti sauce instead.

Ready for molding and grout

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