No, tile goes on cement board. The 1" air gap is unnecessary when the clearances are honored.Is it possible to put tile or stone on top of these sheets and position them on the wall 1 inch for air circulation in back and side of the wood stove..
Typically 2" EPS (expanded polystyrene) is used under the slab. Let them know well in advance so that they have the materials on hand.
Trying to get just single pictures on here but do not know how to do this...Never know what I am going to pick up from past pictures..Porch concrete work is finished and I cancelled out the other path because I did not like how it lined up with everything and certainly did not want a step going sideways to the basement area----so I had them take out the wood pieces and just do the porch area..They were gracious and nice but not thrilled about the adjustment--lol...They did a wonderful job of work here and their were six of them and I gave them each a five dollar bill for lunch.. Tim, Bill, Mark, and I cannot remember the rest of their names..My new wood stove is covered up real good with bricks all around the tarp because we are going to have "nasty" weather all week--snow and rain...Here is the picture...clancey
WOW, lot of thing to occupy your mind ( not shure of the saying), keep on the good work, the finished results are not so far away. Sometime planning a job is almost as difficult as doing it but you're on the good side.Major work this week starting on Monday..Closing in the porch and installing the stove with a straight piping instead of that elbow--I think..lol I have my carpenter there to add a 10 inch something as the installer wants.. Porch will have a 36 inch door for now--later it will be a custom sliding door that will be 72 inches and if I live long enough eventually the back yard will be pretty and landscaped with the pretty patio rock--but years from now-lol ,, (As I dream on)...The electrician comes on wed. and they are dumping river rock on Friday for the path to the house to the garage because i cancelled the concrete path for I did not like how they lined it up among other reasons and need more thought into this before I pull the trigger on that idea.. The porch area is finished being concreted and very nice with the insulation under the concrete..So this saga is continuing and would have been finished already if the weather was not crappy but we begin again...So far Monday cold but okay no snow and later warmer .. Tuesday rain but the carpenter will be doing inside work--I hope...Will think about a wood shed later and for now I am using a upside down table and it seems to be keeping the wood (scrap ) dry so this is good. I have it covered halfway with a tarp so that it gets a air supply to stay dry.. Will take a few pictures as this project is worked on...clancey