let me start by saying I have seen mixed answers all over the web (and from professionals whom I have spoke to). At this point I wanted to hear thoughts from folks online.
As seen in my picture I am looking to tile the remaining black metal fireplace face with the same stone seen surrounding it. I have checked the installation instructions and the metal can be covered with a non combustible material. It is also worth noting the fireplace is gas, the metal is pretty solid (doesn’t expand when I push it) and even after running the fireplace for 2-3 hours it doesn’t get to hot to the touch. (But definitely heats up)
My question is: Is it possible to apply a tile or stone to this black metal fireplace using modern technology? If so how? I have been told the following solutions “could” work:
1.) use latapoxy 310 to set the stone directly on the metal face
2.) use latapoxy or a high tempature adhesive to glue concrete board to the metal face and tile as needed.
3.) screw the cement board directly to the metal box and tile as needed (could also glue and screw using high tempature adhesive)
4.) use some special mortar which handles high temps tires
5.) there were other options using lathes and what not but outside my realm of understanding :)
I would love to hear opinions on this, if anyone has done this? If it’s possible?
Thanks so much guys!