The best way to face a block built fireplace with stone.
Stone fireplaces are lasting and strikingly beautiful features of our built heritage which remain a popular choice for home builders. They retain a natural rustic appeal that form a functional as well as aesthetic role in our homes over centuries and evolved from very simple design into more extravagant floor to ceiling structures that transfer the outside world into our interior living space. Such large scale features have to be built in situ, requiring the necessary materials and means of installation or fixing.The best way to build a stone fireplace is to face the block carcass with stone tiles or slabs to achieve a natural stone rustic finish. Facing the fireplace with stone is most effectively executed by using an efficient industrial glue that has a good track record in bonding capability and longevity. Traditionally, mortar was used to adhere the stone to the block wall and that process demanded mixing cement sand and water to create the mortar mix. It was a labour intensive and messy business that was both time consuming and expensive. A more efficient, cleaner and faster method of vertical facade bonding was needed to replace the old tedious formula. Industrial style adhesives were created as feasible alternatives but they presented many drawbacks that caused disappointing results. However a super strong, safe and long lasting heavy duty adhesive has been developed that revolutionises all bonding applications and is specifically designed for the construction industry and vertical facade bonding. It is the ideal solution for facing a fireplace with stone slabs or large stone tiles.
A totally efficient versatile industrial adhesive has been developed.
Power Grab N Bond is the result of years of research and development into chemical cyanoacrylate adhesives, created with the construction industry in mind. CT1, who invented this amazing heavy duty adhesive, based the product formula on their eponymous flagship construction product. Power Grab N Bond possesses however more density as a heavy duty adhesive which gives it formidable grab ability and high tensile strength. It is the ideal bonding agent for vertically fixing stone slabs or tiles to a block fireplace structure. Its formulation provides optimum grab while allowing some flexibility and illogically allows stone repositioning on the fireplace with no sliding or loss of bonding capacity. It is compatible with practically all materials and cures to a bonding strength that is stronger than the material itself. Its resistance to UV means it does not shrink, crack or erode which makes it a long lasting adhesive solution. Like the hybrid polymer CT1 whose formulation Power Grab N Bond emulates this revolutionary industrial adhesive is water tight, non hazardous, non corrosive and is resistant to impact, vibration, fungal growth and chemicals. It effectively dispenses with mortar and any additional mechanical fixings or supports making it the stand alone adhesive solution for all heavy duty bonding applications.