Installation Instruction:President,Chateau &Designer Series

Installation and cleaning Instructions Chateau/Symphony/Designer Series Mantel

Historic Mantels Parts

A   2-LEGS








E   3-PIECE HEARTH (Included with Chateau &

        President Series mantels ONLY)


Step 1- Hearth Installation (Chateau & President Series mantels ONLY)

Center the hearth at the firebox opening and set tight to the wall. The hearth should be level to ensure there are no

spaces between the floor and under side of the

hearth. Once centered apply construction

adhesive (we recommend PL Premium)

to the under side of the hearth.

Step 2 - Filler panel installation

Cut the filler panels to the required size.  We recommend using an small angle grinder with concrete blade.  Apply construction

adhesive to the back of the filler

panels. Place the mantel legs to

determine the correct measurements.

Do not screw the legs into the

wall until the filler panels have been


Step 3 – Leg Installation

Determine and mark the position of the legs. Mark sure the legs

are level and identical distance on either side of the firebox opening.

Use shims to level the mantel legs if required.  Apply construction

adhesive to the back of the legs and screw the legs to the wall using

the metal wall ties attached to the top of the legs.

Step 4 - Install the mantel shelf

Mantel shelves are cast with a cavity in the back to accommodate wood blocking for support. Locate the wood blocking position by off

setting the material thickness at the top of the  

shelf from a pencil line indicating the top edge

of the mantel shelf when set on the mantel legs.

Screw wood blocking with wood screws Into

the wall studs for greatest support.

Apply adhesive to the back surfaces of the

mantel shelf, top of leg and the top of the

wood blocking to ensure continuous contact

with the wall. Use bracing to secure the mantel

shelf tight to the wall until the adhesive sets


Step 5 -Finishing


Fill any gaps around the mantel with the cement provided. NOTE the cement provided dries in less then 20 minutes.  Add colored water and

apply promptly. Color the water by mixing it with any dark color BROWN COLD tea.

-mix only a small amount of cement as needed as it dries in 20min

Step 6 -Cleaning

Clean mantel with adamp cloth as needed. Do Not wet the mantel. Water marks may appear if the cloth is wet.