I gotta say it took a few hours to complete but this AirStone was the easiest thing to install. I think I got VERY VERY lucky because the stones matched the EXACT size of the fireplace. Maybe I have a standard size fireplace. Or maybe the home improvement gods decided to shine down on me. Either way, I only had to cut two "stones" -- the rest I pulled directly from the box.
First I had to attach that cement board so the depth in the middle area would match with the tile depth. I'll come clean and say I must have measured wrong because it was still 1/4" too low, but I don't think it makes a big difference.
Then, I laid out all the pieces so I could pull the color and sizes I wanted. I tried to vary them as best I could so nothing looked matchy. It was very much like a puzzle. Once I choose my piece, I "buttered" the back with some adhesive and literally glued it to the wall.
|Stone Installation In Progress|
|The Finished Stone In Place|
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