I'm currently attempting to create a "stone" accent wall where I plan on installing a fireplace mantel and TV mount.
I purchased and hung cement board to my frame and came across a few conversation / videos which at best, befuddled me.
1) Metal Lath: It seems as though some products don't require one. They simply attach the stone to the wall using said "glue/mortar" and its good to go. I'm going to have kids running around this thing, so It can't fall apart.
2) TV Mount: Some people attach the mount to the Cement board and put stone around it, others screw through the stone.
3) Mantel: Same as the tv mount, mantel first and stone after?
Any and all help is appreciated!