I am planning to:
- cover over the fireplace recess with a sheet of plasterboard and skim the wall
- tile the fireplace hearth with victorian style mosaic tiles
- install a victorian cast iron radiator on the hearth and a wooden mantlepiece
The existing hearth is uneven and has cut outs in the corners. It lies approximately 1cm proud of the wooden floor, and extends back into the fireplace recess.
Should I: a) remove the old hearth completely and pour a new base for the tiles b) somehow fill and flatten the old hearth and cover with the tiles
Any other suggestions or comments are welcome.