Laying large slate tile as fireplace hearth

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  1. SambaLondon

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    Hello all,

    First post here.

    We recently bought an old c. 1890 property and it features a fireplace in the bedroom.

    Previously there were 6 standard vintage tiles in front of the fireplace that were all broken and the carpet lines around these, underneath it is dry cement, very clean, level and free of dust.

    I have been advised to use KeraQuick underneath using a trowel to spread evenly then use a spirit level and custom level with hands before allowing to dry.

    This is the slate tile: http://www.firedearth.com/beck

    Issue is the edge of the wall/fireplace will not be completely flush. What is the best way to fill/level this? I was advised at the DIY store to use an anthracite sealant as we are not planning on using the Fire, it's just decorative.

    Is this a good idea? Have no experience with this type of job, any advice is much appreciated!

    This is the fireplace pre-job!: [​IMG][/img][/url]
     
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    You plan, layout and cut the tiles so they fit snug to the detail of the wall/fireplace. You are generally left with an edge that needs dressing up a little. This can be done with any type of silicone sealant.
     
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