I have purchased a marble/wood fireplace off the internet and want to fit it myself. I have removed my (very) old constructional tiled fireplace and the wall is now plasterboarded. The floor is laminate so this can be taken up easily.
My question is how do you fix the marble hearth to the floor?
Oh right, I would have thought it doesn't weigh enough to be fixed by its own weight. The total weight of the package is 76Kg. Someone told me the hearth had to be cemented (or otherwise) to the floor then the back part is held in place by the wooden surround.
I haven't fitted one, but the guys who fitted my fireplace did the surround and hearth for me, I have a slate hearth which they bedded on a cement/mortar. Its nice and solid, means no worry about it moving.
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