Fireplace codes in CA? Want to make it flush with the wall
We are planning on taking out the ugly looking tiles that are around our fireplace by taking out the tile extension that creates a box sort around the fireplace opening. We want the fireplace flush to the wall. We dont want to keep the mantle either. We are replacing carpet with laminate flooring.
To make the flushed fireplace presentable,we will border it with granite(same width of the tile that are present now).
Are there any restrictions,codes that we need to keep in mind while doing this?
Do we need to extend the granite on the floor until a certain distance or having laminate floors at the opening of the fireplace ok?
Where can I look for the codes?
Thanks in advance.
Here is a link that might be useful: Fireplace picture