Help - refacing - how to attach cement board to brick fireplace??
I am trying to reface a "masonry fireplace" which is built with brick. It stretches from floor to ceiling and was built in the early 60s. I would like to tile it with ceramic tile. But it is not a smooth surface (it is level, though). And since I am a newbie and DIYer, it would be easier for me to apply a cement backer board first and tile on top. How can I install the cement backer board on to the brick surface? Can I screw it in directly (trying to avoid framing if possible). And if so, what do I use - research on the web indicates tapcons, square nails etc. I am not clear and would like some guidance. Thanks in advance for your help!