Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DESIGN IDEA: Stone Face Hearth

It turns out that these two stone options which we like are both sold as 6"x24" tiles with glue backing holding the pieces together.  They cost $12 @ sq. ft. and we need to cover approximately 64 Square Feet.

I am told this one is probably slate.  The hearthstone is a honed and polished bluestone or slate - we still need to get the hearthstone.

And this one is something like quartzite or some other stone.  Dunno what for sure, but it isn't bluestone.
One advantage of this stuff is that because it comes as tiles it can be installed as tile with quick set tile adhesive, so we we can have our tile guy do it and won't need to hire a stone mason -- and that is a good thing because the last thing I want is to have to find and deal with yet another contractor.  What we spend on the tile we will probably save on the install.

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