My wife and I have a steel fireplace. "Vermont Castings" if that matters;
it seems to be just a steel box with ceramic inserts. The front (upper and
lower) portions of the fireplace is flat black painted steel. The surround
& hearth are covered with a 13x13" white tile. Cinca brand; seems to be a
pretty typical tile off the shelf at the tile store. The spec for the tile
is "EN 176 BI GL" I have no idea what this means; it looks like a 13x13x1/4
inch tile, glazed on the front and rough with a grid pattern (presumably to
take a tile adhesive) on the back.
We'd like to continue the tile onto the black sheet steel, but don't know if
this is possible. Can this be done? What is the appropriate method of
My concerns are that the steel might flex and crack any grout that we use;
also that we use an appropriate adhesive to stick tile to steel.
Thanks for your kind assistance!