How to Install Facing
Granite and marble are fragile. When installing your hearth, please do not place the granite or marble directly on the floor until you glue it permanently as it might crack. A backer board is strongly recommended as it will add stability to the hearth. Backer boards and adhesive may be purchased from your local home improvement store.
Steps to Installation:
- Center the backer board in front of fireplace and nail or glue it to the floor. Cut the board the same size as the hearth. Shim as necessary to ensure that it is flat.
- Center the hearth in front of the fireplace; spread glue on the perimeter and the center. It is not necessary to completely cover with glue as the weight of the stone will help hold it in place. Be sure to position the polished side out.
- Apply the glue to the back of the legs, and place on the wall; overlap the fireplace by approximately ½” on each side with the polished side toward the fireplace.
- Apply the glue to the header (polished side should face the floor) and place on the legs. Be sure the legs are even with the header. Shim side if necessary. If necessary, use roofing nails to hold stone in place while it dries. At this point be very careful as you do not want the header and legs to fall. Allow to dry following manufacturer’s adhesive instructions.
- Install mantel.
If you are installing stone you purchased from Agee Woodworks and you have questions, please call 804-798-3678.