Many home owners like the idea of making a real focal point of the fireplace and it can be one area in the home where a focal point can really bring the room to life. Similarly the fireplace tiles can be quite neutral if the design of the rest of the room is particularly busy.
Marble tiles are ideal tiles to use around fireplaces and are done so quite often with great results. Marble really is a beautiful material and there are other touches that can be added that will enhance the look of your marble tiles. Lighting plays a really important role and if positioned correctly they will really bring out the beauty of your marble tiles. Marble tiles are available in different shades and it really depends on the look you are creating which will determine the shades you choose. Always have a look at the different options and check the tiles you choose are suitable for the fireplace.
There are many, many more tile materials that are just as suitable for fireplaces including ceramic tiles and natural stone tiles. Ceramic tiles come in lots of styles and colours from the elaborate to the most simplistic and ceramic tiles are heat resistant ensuring the tile is not damaged and they are a superb insulator.
There are many Natural stone tiles that are also suitable for this area and Natural stone tiles will certainly add that traditional, cosy homely feel to any home. Slate tiles and Granite tiles work extremely well and will give a real traditional feel to any home
There is also the option to use different sized Tiles and Mosaic tiles. Mosaic tiles can be arranged to form a larger picture or image which will add a real traditional feel. Smaller tiles can be used to create a modern feel if you prefer the modern look and the rest of your decor is modern. Always remember that the style of the tiles you use will create a certain look and ambience and you need to ensure that it fits in with and compliments any existing decor already in the room.
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