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 Post subject: Limestone hearth.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:18 am 
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I've got hold of a big lump of limestone and cut it to suit ready for installation.

Currently have a concrete screed, which is flush with the oak flooring. Ordinarily I'd have just sat it on a bed of mortar, but don't really want to raise it up more thanks essential, as the stone edge overlaps the flooring by 10mm or so and I want a tidy joint.

Was contemplating sealing the existing and the bsck of the limetone with some pva or sbr, and using a cement slurry, but I fear this might crack up and come loose over time.

Other idea was just to bed it on a few dabs of Stixall...but that doesn't feel right!


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If you use cement slurry, make sure it's white as the grey can migrate through the stone. Instead of Stixall why not use acrylic based stuff like coving adhesive or even caulk. It is water based so easier to use, less likely to stain and more likely to stick. We used to use it for sticking limestone hearths to floors but try not to move it for at least a day. It takes a while to go off stuck under a hearth.


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