I am looking to install Eldorado Stone on my fireplace renovation. It is called chapel hill stacked stone. Does anyone have any experience installing this product or have any installation advice.
There is tile on the existing surface- can I put mesh over top of this and apply the mortar directly or do I have to remove the tile first ?
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Thanks,-I guess rock isn't too exciting
I just looked at Eldorado's website and they have an installtion video you can watch and detailed instructions you can download. I just glanced over them, and you should get a good idea of what you need to do.
As far as the existing tile goes, I would remove it and put up an exterior grade plywood and then cover that with 15# felt, then the diamond mesh, followed by the scratch coat. I didn't read through enough to see how long Eldorado recommends letting the scratch coat set up, but I recommend letting it set for at least 3-4 hours and most likely over night. The instructions that came with the rock I installed said to wait an hour and we had a lot of problems with the rock falling off because the scratch coat hadn't setup enough.
This was the only experience I've had installing stone veneer so take my advice for what it is.
If you have more questions, just ask, or contact the manufactuer. They are usually more than willing to answer any questions you might have.
Thanks for the info- the felt you are referring is that a product specific for masonary work
Felt is a nickname for tarpaper
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I used to work w man-made stone like this quite a bit.
Some of this depends on whether interior or exterior, but the basics are covered in their instructions from the manufacturer.
When it comes to technique - for interior, I sometimes like to work from top down instead of bottom up.
OPn the tile - it all depends on what the tile is anchored to and how solid that is. if the tile is only on sheetrock with a mastic, I would be doing demo down to the studs and using 1/2" cement backer board.
If the tile is well set with thinset on a masonry back, I would probably use screws to place wire lathe and then scratch coat of mud with bonding additive...
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