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Fireplace Tile

Installing a striking tile design around your fireplace is a great way to establish it as a focal point in your living room. Available in stone, marble, glass, slate, ceramic and more, our tile materials offer a durable, heat-resistant surface that also adds style to your fireplace surrounds, mantels, back panels and hearths.

Tile Fireplace Surround

Rooms decorated with the Floresta Cedro wood look tile from Fired Earth Ceramics offer a feel of comfort year-round. Even up close, this 8" x 24" ceramic tile displays a look of natural beauty with warm brown coloration and creamy highlights. Realistic grain patterns make this wood-like tile a tasteful option for your next floor tile or wall tile project.

Whether you reside in a cabin or a lovely house in the city or suburbs, you can enjoy the organic look of the Floresta pinho ceramic wood look wall and floor tile by Fired Earth Ceramics. In an 8" x 24" plank, this ceramic tile features a realistic woodgrain finish with subtle texture and sheen. The rich brown hues of the wood-like tile make it easy to incorporate color into your decor. The durability of the wood look tile can be appreciated as wall tile or floor tile in virtually any room of your home.

Whether you reside in a cabin or a lovely house in the city or suburbs, you can enjoy the organic look of the Floresta natural ceramic wood look wall and floor tile by Fired Earth Ceramics. In an 8" x 24" plank, this ceramic tile features a realistic woodgrain finish with subtle texture and sheen. The neutral hues of the wood-like tile make it easy to incorporate color into your decor. The durability of the wood look tile can be appreciated as wall tile or floor tile in virtually any room of your home.

Introduce cool, casual style to your living space with the 3" x 12" Brandford glass wall tile by Fired Earth Glass Works. This subway tile's light grey and white stripes, along with steel blue coloration, complement a straight-edge, elongated design. This glossy glass tile is an ideal choice for enhancing areas like the bathroom and kitchen.

Give your decor a touch of modern texture with our Stream Glass Snow subway tile. A subtle hand scraped finish adds depth and dimension to the textured snow white glass tile surface. This simple and contemporary wall tile will light up the decor in a kitchen, bathroom or any area in your home.

Enhance your home's decor with the classic, clean lines of our Lake Shore subway tile. Blue linear lines add a dimensional quality to the translucent blue glass tiles, adding a sleek look to your backsplash or shower wall. Smooth glass construction makes upkeep easy, especially if it's in a high-use area like a kitchen or bathroom.

A foggy blue-grey watercolor background is visible through a highly textured handscraped look transparent glass.

A dark sage green watercolor background is visible through a highly textured handscraped look transparent glass.

Add snappy style to your bathroom with the Rain Glass Dune subway tile. The sandy beige background on this glass tile shows through the transparent surface for a watercolor effect. With a deeply grooved, hand-scraped texture, the surface casts a wavy shadow that emulates the movement of sand dunes. A glossy surface finishes the contemporary look.

The Lasalle glass tile is an elegant option for polishing the appearance of transitional, modern or contemporary decors. At 3" x 12", this subway tile sports a smooth, glossy finish with a clean, brushed look. It makes an excellent accent for the kitchen, bath or shower walls. This particular size and shape is ideal for creating alternate patterns that will enhance and complement your other square and mosaic tiles.

Surround yourself in the beauty of the sky and the sea when decorating your home with the Humboldt glass tile. The vibrant cerulean blue subway tile with a glossy finish will enliven your senses when utilized in the kitchen, shower or around the bathtub. A silver pinstripe design provides visual texture to your vivacious designer look.

Installing a striking tile design around your fireplace is a great way to establish it as a focal point in your living room. Available in stone, marble, glass, slate, ceramic and more, our tile materials offer a durable, heat-resistant surface that also adds style to your fireplace surrounds, mantels, back panels and hearths.

Explore Tile for Your Fireplace Surround

The sheer variety of tile options available for your fireplace area means you can find a material that will both make a statement and fit with your unique personal style. Create a sleek, modern feel with a monochromatic design and subtle contemporary patterns. Achieve an antique look by installing encaustic cement tile, establish a classic mood with natural stone or add luxurious elegance with marble. From Victorian to vintage, our expert store associates can help you set the tone with a fashionable, long-lasting tile design that will make your fireplace wall stand out for years to come.

Color

multicolor stone fireplace tile
black porcelain hex tile
white marble fireplace tile

It’s important to consider how the color of your fireplace tile will affect your room’s existing palette. Do you want it to fit seamlessly with the color scheme you already have? Or act as a vibrant splash of color that really pops? Your fireplace surround is the rare instance where the color possibilities are nearly endless. Choose from traditional whites, blacks and greys, neutral colors of natural stone, or bold hues of blues, greens and reds.

Trends

decorative fireplace surround
modern fireplace tile
rustic hearth tile

Your fireplace is where you can emphasize the distinct look and feel of your room. If you’re aiming for modern style, focus on simplicity and clean, straight lines. Materials that work well in contemporary design include marble, black granite and porcelain. For a rustic feel, wood-look tile or natural stone with a slate or pebble texture can establish a comfortable atmosphere. Whether you have a gas or a traditional fireplace, there is a decorative tile solution that can add a stylish tone to your décor.

Material

glass tile fireplace surround
travertine fireplace tile
ceramic faux wood tile

There are a multitude of tile materials that work well as fireplace surrounds: porcelain, ceramic, glass, marble and natural stone like travertine, limestone and slate. If you live an older home, consider installing tile over brick fireplaces create a dramatic new look. Tile is a very durable and easy-to-clean surface that is also completely fire-safe, meaning you won’t have the flammability worries that you might find with other materials.

Ask the Tile Experts

Can you tile around a fireplace?

Yes. Tile is an excellent choice for the face of your fireplace, but not inside it. Its highly durable nature means it can handle the heat and it’s very easy to clean and maintain.

What is the best or recommended tile to use for a fireplace?

All tile is heat resistant, but always check with your sales associate to confirm that your tile can go around the fireplace. Natural stone materials like travertine, slate, limestone and marble are all popular choices, as are ceramic, glass and porcelain.

Do tile recommendations change based on gas vs traditional fireplaces?

The variety of tile materials available these days means that there are plenty of suitable options for your fireplace, whether it’s indoor, outdoor, wood burning or gas. You can add a glass mosaic design to your traditional fireplace or surround your gas fireplace with rustic natural stone.

How do you clean fireplace wall tile?

Maintain the beauty of your fireplace by cleaning your natural stone, ceramic and porcelain fireplace tiles with one of The Tile Shop’s cleaners that won’t damage your surface.

What is a fireplace surround?

The area above and around your fireplace is considered the surround. The back panel lies flat against the wall, your mantel is a shelf above the fireplace and the hearth is a panel at the foot of the fireplace.

What does it cost to tile a fireplace wall?

The cost of your fireplace surround will vary based on the material and amount of tile that you decide to install. The variety of materials available means that there is a tile for every budget.

Does the year of my fireplace matter?

No. Usually you want to remove your old façade and get to a flat wall before tiling, so it shouldn’t matter which year it was built. There are some instances where you can tile over tile, but everyone’s fireplace is a little different. Speak with an expert sales associate so they can walk you through the installation process.

Is there heat resistant tile?

All porcelain and ceramic tile is fired in a kiln at high temperatures to produce the body of tile but also its beautiful glaze. This process produces a heat-resistant tile, however there are different decorative elements added afterwards, so check with your sales associate to ensure that your specific tile is suited for your fireplace. Since the beginning of time, natural stone has been produced with heat and pressure from the Earth. This process makes tile resistant to heat, but there are certain stones that are softer than others or use epoxy or fill to make the stone stronger—these can reduce a natural stone’s resistance to heat. To be completely sure, just check with your sales associate to confirm your tile can withstand the heat that your fireplace will be producing.