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How To Give a Fireplace a Stone Surround

A floor-to-ceiling stone surround gives a fireplace some drama.

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  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard


Step 1: Apply the Thinset

When using natural stone, open up several boxes and mix up tiles from the different boxes for a naturally varied look. Individual boxes might contain similar color and shade of stone. Apply thinset to the backs of the stones using a square-notched trowel.

Step 2: Place the Stones

Set the stones in place. For custom fitting individual stone, cut the stones using a wet saw.

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