What are the advantages of matt tiles for fireplace tiling?
Choosing tiles with a matt finish is a great option for fireplace tiling, and can bring a range of advantages. These include:
- Reducing the risk of stains- fireplaces and surrounds, especially for multi-fuel or wood burning stoves, are generally places where soot and debris gather. If you were to install high gloss tiles here, you would be risking the easy development of stains and marks that could be very difficult to remove, especially during the colder months when the fire would be switched on more frequently. These soot stains could have a negative visual effect on your fireplace as a whole. With matt finish tiles, this problem is much less likely to occur.
- Reducing the risk of scratches- scratches are not something that you need to think about too frequently for tiles, but around the fireplace, there tend to be a larger number of potential hazards. This includes pokers and tongs, as well as other fireplace accessories. If you were to choose a high gloss tile for the fireplace area, you could run the risk of scratching or chipping the tiles, and causing damage that would need to be repaired, or you may even need to replace the damaged tiles altogether. With matt effect tiles, you can avoid this issue completely, as these are much less likely to be scratched or damaged by any implement.
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