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Old 12-02-2006, 08:13 AM   #1
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Making a tile pad for under wood stove


Let me preface this with - I and my significant know NOTHING about tiling! We have an older Ashley wood stove with cheesy looking tin under it as a hearth "pad".

We would like to build a "platform" of tile to put under the stove but don't know where to start. I've searched the web to no avail!

I understand we should start with a fire-approved base like wonderboard - but then what? I am envisioning 12" square ceramic tiles set in grout with a wood trim? It will be approx. 5' by 3'.

Any help, designs, plans are much appreciated!

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Any idea how tall you want this pad to be, and how heavy the stove is?

If I recall correctly my memory is excellent, but my ability to access it is intermittent.
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Hello Sheri,
I believe that a product from USG called "Micore 300" is a suitable underlayment for tile stoveboards. It's bonded to your structure and the tile is fixed to it. Exceptional temperature insullation properties and low emissions.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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I am not sure how thick this pad has to be as we don't have the owners manual for the stove and I can't seem to find it online.

The legs are over 6 inches though and I belive it is UL approved.

I don't think it is that heavy...

Thanks all!
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