Any material you use around your fireplace surround needs to be durable and be able to withstand high temperatures, and porcelain and ceramic tiles are perfect for this reason. Tiles offer a wider variety of choice when it comes to style, colour, and finish than other commonly used materials, and fireplace floor tiles are also extremely easy to clean compared to other alternatives! See our Tiling your Fireplace Surround blog for plenty of inspiration.
All porcelain and ceramic tiles are fired at high temperatures in a kiln, making them highly heat resistant, but not heat proof. It is not recommended that tiles are fitted where they will come into contact with naked flames, making them suitable for the hearth and fireplace surround, but not inside the fireplace.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles can withstand extremely high temperatures; they are often used in kitchen splashback behind the hob. However, you should always check the suitability of your chosen tiles with your specific fireplace with your tiling contractor before installation.
The fireplace hearth should be made from a non-combustible material to protect the rest of your floor from intense heat and any debris. Fireplace floor tiles are the perfect choice for the hearth, and the possibilities are endless. Porcelain hearth tiles provide endless design options; for dramatic effect choose patterned tiles and continue them across your fireplace surround, or for a more traditional look, a marble effect porcelain always looks beautiful. Our Marmori range comes in a number of gorgeous swirled marble colours.
The hearth and surrounding areas of your wood burners and multifuel stoves can be tiled. With many being the main focal point in your home, why not add colour, texture and pattern for a visually appealing centrepiece. We suggest tiling the surrounding area of your wood burners and multifuel stoves only. We recommend using a professional tiling contractor.