I want to refinish my fireplace and mantle. Currently the fireplace is
original with red brick facing. I am thinking of tiling the face of
the fireplace with a ceramic or marble tile. My question is can I do
this? Can I put morter cement over the brick face to adhere the tiles?
If so, does it have to be a special compound due to heat from the
fireplace, or regular tile mortar/cement? As well, should I go with
12x12 tiles or the smaller 4x4 tiles? What would be more appropriate
for the face?