Doing granite tile around fireplace- what about grout?
From what I gather we are supposed to place the granite tiles right next to each other and then use some sort of grout to fill in whatever tiny seams there may be. We are going to bevel the outer surround tiles and either buff the interior ones or bevel them too. My question is about the mortar that surround tiles go on with.
So we spread mortar on back of tile and attach to wall, with some overlapping onto the castiron fireplace. Won't the mortar ooze out the outside and inside edge? I know you wipe up the excess but should there be a bead of mortar showing under the tile or what. Hope this makes sense. I guess I could go to model homes or fireplace shops to see what they do but thought someone here could advise.
Also, should the hearth tile go up under the bottom edge of fireplace base or butt up against it with a little grout between the tile and the fireplace?
I really hope this makes sense. My old house had tile and I recall mortar showing all around the sides. Granite is just new to me.