Considerations for fireplace tiling

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Whether you have a contemporary or traditional style home, if you have a fireplace, then fireplace tiling can be a great option. Typically, the fireplace helps to create focal point in any room, and with the right tiles, you can be sure to help this stand out and create a stunning visual feature. But what should you consider when choosing tiles for fireplace tiling? And how can you be sure to achieve the perfect result? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about fireplace tiles.

What are the important considerations for fireplace tiling?

When it comes to choosing the most effective tiles for your fireplace, there are a number of things to consider, including:

  • The tile material- Although tiles are fired at high temperatures, some of the tile glazes are not made to withstand the constant changes in temperature associated with being near an open fireplace. This means that the glaze will crack or bubble and cause damage to your tiles. As a result, you should use a porcelain based tile, as these are designed to withstand thermal shock.
  • The tile design- porcelain tiles are available in a range of colours, designs and styles, to suit your property. As a result, you should take care to choose the right tile design for your fireplace. If you have a contemporary home, subway tiles, timber or stone effect tiles, or even contemporary patterned tiles could be a great choice. Alternatively, for a traditional property, you could instead opt for more traditional patterns, or natural effect tiles, for the best results. Geometric tiles, and even Victorian tiles can also be very effective.

Why not take a look at our range of tiles today, here at Tiles 2 Go?