Fireplace Design can help you select your fireplace tile from a wide
variety of tile manufactuers supplied by local San Diego
tile stores including discount tile companies.
is a decorative natural stone that is truly eye-catching, delivering a
unique, classy look to any fireplace.
Due to its hardness, its resistance to heat and other forms of stress,
as well as the versatility which is offered by granite, your granite
fireplace will add value and pride of ownership to your home.
Available as tiles and slabs in a variety of colors.
is a sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate and is
formed from the remains of ancient sea life, that have dropped
to the sandy bottom of ancient seas and then compressed over millions
Limestone generally varies in earthy colors such as off-white,
grey or beige. It can be polished to a shine much like
marble and can be used to produce an elegant look
for fireplace surrounds and hearths .
was once limestone that underwent a metamorphosis from the intense
pressures and high temperatures within the earth resulting in a natural
stone with unique colors and veining. Most marble products are
generally softer than granites and have more porosity than granite.
Polished marble is a very popular product that will produce a classic
look for any fireplace surround.
is created when quartz crystals are formed in cold-water springs,
forming translucent layers of marble. The result is an exquisite
natural stone that is characterized by warmth and incredible depth of
usually yellow, brown, green, orange, and white. True onyx is nearly
pure crystalline silica closely related to agate, a semi-precious stone.
is a hard, metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Sandstone
is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually
related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts. Pure quartzite
is usually white to grey. Quartzites often occur in various shades of
pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are due
to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals. As one of
most affordable natural stones, quartzite continues to be a favored
choice for homeowners and designers looking for a durable, but
aesthetically pleasing stone for their fireplace.. Quartzite tile and
slabs are strong, heat-resistant and easy to maintain.
a strong stone that can easily bear all the heat emanating
from the fireplace and can be safely used for years to come with no
fear of breakage. Available in different finishes in different shades
of green, gray, copper and brown, the durable slate stone fireplace
resists cracking, fading and erosion. The
beauty of slate comes from the striking stone texture
and earthy color tones of the tiles, which are cut from natural rock.
The many variations in color, pattern and surface profile of slate
provides a classic and dramatic décor to your
is a beautiful natural stone material from the limestone family
available in different colors and finishes. Colors range from natural,
neutral colors such as creamy white, beige, tan, to bolder colors such
as reddish brown. Surface finishes or textures include a
traditional tumbled finish, a polished finished with defined veins and
reflective surface, and open or closed holes. As a natural
stone, no two pieces are the same therefore you will have a
“one of a kind” elegant look for your
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non-porcelain tiles are generally made from red or white clay fired in
a kiln. They are almost always finished with a durable glaze and
available in every color imaginable. Due to a noncombustible
ceramic tiles are completely fireproof at any temperature. They work
especially well around open flames, hot objects (fireplaces,
Ceramic tiles will not burn or feed to a fire in any
way. Recent innovations in production technology have made
more beautiful styles available than was previously possible.Note:
Those who like the appearance of natural stone but also
require maximum durability can now purchase ceramic tile that emulates
the look and feel of natural stone.
tile is a type of
ceramic tile that is generally made by the dust pressed method from
porcelain clays which result in a tile that is dense, impervious, fine
grained and smooth, with a sharply formed face. Porcelain tiles are
available in matte, unglazed or a high polished finish in a rainbow of
tiles are made from
both Natural Stone and
They come in a wide range of colors and patterns .
tiles of one or
more colors can be arranged to form a mosaic in geometric patterns
and decorative tiles can also be used in combination with
geometric tiles to produce a great effect for your fireplace surround.
tiles can be made from a
number of materials. Some of the
most common tiles are ceramic; these are the tiles most frequently
found on fireplace surrounds usually as tile accents. Tiles can also be
made from natural stone, glass, terracotta, marble and porcelain. With
such a wide variety of materials for tiles and no limits on size,
shape, pattern or color, the possibilities are endless. Decorative
tiles can be used in so many ways that there is no limit to the
creativity that can go into personalizing your home fireplace. Tiles
can allow a person's individual touch to be incorporated into a
fireplace design in any number of ways, whether it be a
unique combination of colors, a personal mosaic or a simple, elegant
tiles can also add value to your home as valuable works of art:
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A common way to
on a fireplace is to install it on the fireplace surround
tile is applied to the area directly surrounding the fireplace
box below the mantle. Here the tiles can be of uniform size or mixed
and matched with a variety of sizes, decorative tile types, mosaics,
combination with straight and diagonal patterns.
can also be installed on the fireplace hearth.
Tile can be applied to hearths that are level
with the flooring to shield the floor
from heat and sparks. Raised hearths are built as an elevated seat and
individual tiles or stone slabs can be installed on the face and seat
portion of the hearth. Often we can add a contrasting natural or
manufactured stone material to add interest to make your fireplace
can also be installed above the
mantle adding height to your
fireplace creating a
breathtaking floor-to-ceiling focal point in your home.
Integrating tile with stone above the mantel is also possible.
a unique eclectic look with tile
tiling your fireplace surround, adding decorative tile accents and
materials such as stone and a wood mantel.
possibilties are endless with a custom fireplace from Custom
Masonry and Fireplace Design
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