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setting tile on lime

Postby oldsheep » Wed May 17, 2017 12:03 pm

Hello friends,
I need to finish my fireplace surround. It looks like a lime with horse hair. I just want to put over it a 4" wide row of some light weight glass mosaic tile. Do I have to mix a lime crete or something else special? Or there is something available in stores, ready to use? Still trying to figure out how to add a picture, but I think it is already pretty simple without it
Thank you for any input
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Re: setting tile on lime

Postby Joel » Thu May 18, 2017 1:52 pm

I've had luck with glass over white mortar, the type you mix and apply with a notched trowel. It seems to stick to anything, especially if you use the better stuff that's fortified with latex, and you get a solid white backing so the glass looks uniform. I think it would provide a good sealer over the lime based plaster, too.
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Re: setting tile on lime

Postby oldsheep » Sun May 21, 2017 11:37 am

Joel,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. I thought so too, that fortified mortar would be able to hold something lightweight. And yes, white mortar would be the best for glass tile, as it will be seen through, and color of the mortar may alter the appearance of the tile.
Thanks again!
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