The Caldwell Replacement Project
This customer came to us with a design already in mind. Because they requested tile with minimal grout lines we had to create a surface to attach the tile to that more flush than their existing brick. To solve this problem we used metal stud to frame around the masonry, then attached Hardi-Backer to that. Another important note is that their existing brick had paint over the surface. We cannot attach new stone or tile to paint because it would not adhere correctly.
Because we were reframing the fireplace, we had control over the size of the fireplace opening. This was an advantage because we were able to minimize the size of the insert surround creating a clearer more finished appearance than if we had stayed with the same size opening. We were also able to install a larger insert giving our customer a larger viewing area.
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