Tiles can be the perfect compliment to your wood burning or multi-fuel stove, especially if this is set in an alcove or nook. But what are the important considerations for tiling around a wood burning stove? And how can you be sure that your tiles are the best choice in terms of practicality and aesthetic design?
What are the important considerations for tiling around a wood burning stove?
There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing tiles for the space around the wood burning stove. These include:
- The tile material- while most wall tiles elsewhere in the home will be ceramic, for the walls around and behind a wood burning stove you should consider using porcelain tiles. These are more hard-wearing and durable, and can withstand the constant heating and cooling associated with this part of the home. Porcelain tiles are also less likely to show up any chips or scuffs too.
- Style- wood burning stoves tend to be the central focus of any room, and as such, you need your tiles to be the right style, setting the tone for the room. Consider colour, layout and pattern when choosing your tiles, to create a stunning visual feature.
- Tile finish- matt finish tiles are far easier to clean than high gloss tiles, and with the amount of ash that can be produced around a wood burning stove, a matt finish can be a far more practical option. With matt finish tiles, you also do not need to worry about the top layer becoming scratched or chipped, as they are more durable.
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