Is Marble Okay for Wood Burning Fireplace?
We are planning to reface our brick wood burning fireplace and raised hearth with a white marble tile. Is this material okay for a wood burning fireplace? I read something about it mostly being used for gas fireplaces, since they don't burn as hot. Also, would either honed or polished marble work? Are there advantages of one vs. the other?
I would like the marble installed with no grout lines, but am a little worried that the top of the hearth will collect dirt and ashes at the seams (with or without grout). This would be more visible since it will be a white marble. Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance!