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Fireplace Tile Installation in Fort Collins

Split-faced stone fireplace installation in Fort Collins, COI recently finished installing tile on a large fireplace surround in Fort Collins, Colorado. The initial surround was simply covered with wallpaper.

The homeowner wanted the top of the stone surround to be twelve inches from the bottom of the mantle rather than the small two inch strip that was currently in place.

There was a small problem with that – you cannot stick tile to metal. Especially metal with temperature fluctuations that a fireplace produces.

I cut fiberboard, a cement-based backerboard, and installed that around the fireplace. To cover the inside edges of the fiberboard I cut a 1/4″ by 1 1/2″ channel out of the back of the chair rail (the trim pieces around the inside of the surround) and wrapped them over the edge of the backerboard.

The stone is a split-faced stone which is cut into 1 x 2 inch rectangles and butted against one another. The face of the stone is unfinished and leaves a very textured look with a lot of depth.  A very rustic look perfect for a fireplace surround.

If you need a tile contractor in Fort Collins for your fireplace surround just give us a call or fill out our contact form on the right side of the page.

You may click on any of the images below for a full-size version.

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  • Robyn April 13, 2012, 7:48 am

    Love the wallpaper! Can you tell me where it came from?

    • Roger April 15, 2012, 3:49 pm

      Hi Robyn,

      I honestly have no idea. When I began they had the wallpaper already on the wall as well as around the fireplace surround. I just removed the wallpaper on the fireplace, built a proper substrate and tiled it. I had nothing to do with the wallpaper.

  • Kristie January 3, 2012, 2:09 pm

    Just wondering the brand and name of the tile used in this picture

    from MN so have to locate here. THanks!!! Looks great!

    • Roger January 5, 2012, 12:09 am

      Hi Kristie,

      That is a 1 x 2 inch stacked stone. I don’t remember which specific manufacturer but if you google “Golden stacked stone mosaic” you should come up with several like options.

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