Tile Fireplace Surrounds & Tile Hearths
A sure-fire way to make your living room attract attention is to add an eye-catching tile fireplace surround or hearth. If your fireplace is looking a bit old or dull, now is the time to dress it up. Start with an attractive fireplace design and then get some fireplace tile ideas. Tile hearths are a great choice because they are not only beautiful, but tile also stands up well to heat and is easy to clean.
Tile fireplace surrounds can be made from mosaic tile, glass tile, travertine tile, stone tile, granite tile, marble tile, or any number of other tile choices. Every fireplace, hearth, and living space is unique. With such a broad selection of tile, each fireplace is an opportunity to present a “one of a kind” artistic expression.
Tile has the flexibility to create many different design statements. Tile mosaics can create a unique piece of art in the fireplace. Stone tile can create a variety of moods in a room ranging from a rustic tumbled tile hearth to an elegant and classic marble tile fireplace surround. If you prefer a modern looking fireplace, many types of glass tile can provide a contemporary feel. So, no matter what fireplace design you have in mind, tile can be an excellent option.
Granite Fireplace Surrounds & Granite Hearths
Granite is also a beautiful choice that will make your fireplace or hearth the focal point of the living room. Large pieces of natural granite, or granite slabs, can make a striking and elegant statement in your home. One of the reasons granite is so desirable is that each piece of granite is a unique piece of art in and of itself.
Since the color and patterns of granite are available in such a large variety, there is bound to be a type of granite that would work with your décor and fit into your plans for a granite fireplace surround. So, whether you are looking for black, brown, gold, tan, gray, green, blue, white, or even red, it is likely there is a perfect piece of granite just waiting to find a good home like yours.
Another good reason to choose granite for fireplace and hearth surrounds is that granite is one of the hardest substances on earth and it is very dense. These characteristics make granite durable and very hard to stain. When granite is polished is creates a lustrous shine that will last for years and is easy to wipe clean.
What is the Fireplace Surround?
The fireplace surround is the decorative part of the fireplace around the opening where you place the wood and burn the fire. Decorating fireplace surround is an excellent way to take a functional fireplace and transform it into a thing of beauty. There are a variety of heat-resistant materials that can be used with two of the most popular choices being tile and granite.
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