- do I have to use heat resistant tile, or will standard floor tile be ok? It will be only on the surround and hearth and not inside the firebox.
- what type of cement product should I use to cover the bricks and create a smooth surface for application of the tile?
- is this a bigger job than I am thinking? Would it be simpler to use some type of flat stone which will be easier to apply to a nonsmooth surface?
Thanks for any suggestions,