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Old 08-04-2011, 03:38 AM
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Question Finish to hearth landing

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I would like to finish my 12 inch landing and 18 inch side cantalevered hearth extension in a frost proof product. Are there good tile choices or would I be better off with Granite or Terrazzo finish ?
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Peter
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:49 AM
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I would think the granite would be the best choice knowing some of its capabilities. Tiles would have joints and leave too many spots that could fail in my opinion.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:01 AM
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Hello,
I would like to finish my 12 inch landing and 18 inch side cantalevered hearth extension in a frost proof product. Are there good tile choices or would I be better off with Granite or Terrazzo finish ?
Thanks,
Peter
As a concrete pool owner here in Minneapolis, MN land of -30 F in winter I can say the only tile I would use in the frost belt is a Porcelain mosaic tile and I highly recommend adding acrylic concrete additive to your thin-set and grout. I used it as a full strength mix with and it seems to hold up well.

HD sells this -- SikaLatex 1-Gallon Concrete Bonding Adhesive and Acrylic Fortifier

My tiles stay put on my pool walls with little problems and they see temps from +105F to -35F; a 140 F temp swing is severe in any book.

I have a cantilever on my oven base and will be putting tiles on the vertical face of it and plan to use the above mentioned additive.

Chip

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:38 AM
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Tman1 and mrchipster,
Thanks for your prompt responses. After spending some at the local Tile place i think I will stick with granite or terrazzo on the horizontal surfaces. Local granite supply says 60.00/sq foot cash and carry from remnant stock. Terrazzo still offers more creative application but alot of work finishing etc. Found some nice porcelain ceramic tiles for vertical accents on enclosure.
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