It’s time to get warm and cozy… by the tile? If you’re looking to add or optimize a fireplace in your home alongside some beautiful tile, make sure to do your homework because there are a LOT of options! Here are some things to think about while you’re thinking about fireplace tile.
Question: I’m looking for fireplace tile ideas. What kind of stone do I need to consider?
Tile, being stone, is very heat resistant. This means you have a LOT of choices. Natural stone is some of the most durable. This includes granite, travertine, marble, and limestone. You can also use porcelain, ceramics, and glass – just be wary about wear and tear, especially on fireplace fronts. Looking for inspiration still? We’ve found some really great, updated looks via HGTV.
Question: Are there out-of-the-box tile options for fireplaces?
There certainly are! Wood-look and metallic-look tile are also possibilities for fireplace decor. It depends on the look you are trying to achieve. Rustic and country? Wood-look is your go to. Are you looking for more industrial, or modern? Then something edgy and fresh like metallic-look tile is a great choice.
Question: Does the type of fireplace affect the stone I should use?
It certainly may. An open fireplace gives off more heat, so consider a full-body porcelain. Glazed tile may show signs of wear and tear in a high-heat environment – as the glaze may crack. Glass or electric fireplace? The sky is the limit!
You know what makes a delicious addition to any tile choice you make? Enjoying a cozy fire, with an amazing butter rum hot cocoa.
- 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) Dark Chocolate Sauce
- 1 tbsp (1/2 oz) Butter Rum Syrup
- 1 cup (8oz) milk
Instructions: Steam milk, dark chocolate sauce, and butter rum syrup together. Stir gently, then pour into a big mug. Sip, and enjoy!