Surround for wood stove ?????
We are planning to put in a wood stove in our lower level TV room. We already have the chimney and the air intake. The floor is concrete.
At our last home, the stove sat on tile and the tile cracked, so DH says "no tile". He also thinks that brick will eventually crack. I like the look of the cultured rock, but he says "how do you get the stove level on that surface?"
Can anyone offer suggestions for a surround? He's OK with tile on the walls, but adamant about not putting tile underneath.
Also, I'd like to raise the stove 203 inches - but wondering how you make a support for something that heavy?
Links to photos would be hugely helpful as he is very visually inclined.