Fireplace hearth Slabs

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Hello There, During the house Renovation I've used old slabs from the yard and fitted them into the Fireplace hearth which was sized for a log burning stove. What do you think please would be best suited to 'grout' in between them. It was suggested that instead of using Sand/Cement, that either putty or even Black mastic would be more apt.
 
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Sand and cement for me every time - coloured if need be.
The fact that it sets hard is good for easy cleaning - which is quite a deal when you consider all of the crap that lands on the hearth!
John :)
 
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Thanks for replying Burnerman. Could you please tell me what I would need to mix up a small batch of a dark or blackish sand/cement mixture.
 
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Cement dyes are readily available.....I'm sure I saw a black one in Wickes recently.
Using a 3:1 sand / cement mix, add the dye as per the instructions.
Personally I wouldn't worry too much about this as the general soot and dirt will discolour any pointing in no time, but if you want to colour the mortar this is the way to go.
John :)
 

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