How to Glue Wood Trim to a Tile Hearth

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How to Glue Wood Trim to a Tile Hearth
Placing wood trim around your tile hearth adds a touch of warmth to the area. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

A tile hearth around your fireplace can add a warm, inviting feel to the area. Wood trim around the tile can enhance the hearth by adding a defined border. Using regular bathroom tile caulk is a simple way to complete this task. While you can use any colour, clear is the best option unless you intend to paint the wood and tile.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bathroom tile caulk
  • Caulking gun

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Clean the tile area thoroughly to remove any dust, grease or debris and let dry. This helps the caulk to adhere properly.

  2. 2

    Place the tube of caulk into the caulking gun, removing the cap once in place. Not all caulk requires a gun though. Some comes in a tube that you simply squeeze.

  3. 3

    Stick the tip of the caulk tube at the beginning of the area where you'll place the wood trim.

  4. 4

    Pull the trigger of the caulk gun to release the material or squeeze the tube. Make a straight line with the caulk across place where the wood trim will go.

  5. 5

    Press your wood trim into place along the caulk lines and hold until adheres.

  6. 6

    Wipe away any excess caulk that may ooze out using a wet cloth.

  7. 7

    Let the caulk dry according to the instructions on the label and avoid using the area until enough time has passed.

Tips and warnings

  • For very wide pieces of wood trim, it will be necessary to make more than one line of caulk.

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