10 Ways to Use Ceramic Tile for Your Fireplace Surround

10 Ways to Use Ceramic Tile for Your Fireplace Surround

The fireplace is a beautiful gathering spot to connect with loved ones during chilly days. This focal point of the room brings coziness and warmth to everyone inside. Whether you're adding a fireplace or updating an old one, give special attention to this project. The fireplace tends to become the centerpiece of the room, shaping the look and feel of the rest of the space.

Here are 10 tile ideas for your fireplace:

1. Moroccan Fish Scales Fireplace Surround

Mix fire and water by adding our Moroccan Fish Scale tile to your fireplace. This modern update is inspired by the popular trend of patterned fireplaces. While it's a stylish choice, these Moroccan tiles date back to the 8th century, so they're also a classic in the tile world.  

Read more about this project with our blog "Luxury Lake Home"

Luxury Lake Home Moroccan Fish Scales

Large Moroccan Fish Scales - Custom Color Palette. Karen Melvin Photography

2. Minimal Craftsman Fireplace 

We adore tiling a craftsman style home in honor of the handmade process behind our tile. For this look, we like using a high variation glaze to show off the hand-painted texture. Add a little customization for a look unique to you; the simple bubble insets within this field tile surround are stunning.  

Craftsman Orange Fireplace Tile

4"x4" Subway Tile - Custom Colors. 

3. Old Copper Field Tile with Wood Burning Stove

Nothing beats a wood burning stove. Add a ceramic tile surround to give it a finished look - turning the small sized stove into the focal point of the room. We love the use of our 913 Old Copper glaze in the image below to go with the modernized old-timey vibe of the stove. Also notice the clean transition from adding Bullnose pieces around the edging for a little extra polish.  

Field Tile Old Copper Wood Stove

4"x4" Subway Tile - 913 Old Copper 1"x6", 3"x6" Bullnose - 913 Old Copper.

4. Art Deco Glam Fireplace

Turn your family room into a glamily room like our friend Emily Meszkat did with this purple Moroccan Fish Scale fireplace. We adore the Art Deco styling with the mixed patterns, strong lines, and geometry. This is the perfect example of why you shouldn't shy away from color! 

Learn all about this project with our blog "Art Deco-Inspired Glamily Room"

Art Deco Glamily Room Moroccan Tile Fireplace

Medium Moroccan Fish Scales - 1011 Royal Purple, 615 Purple Plum, 815R Ash.

Photo Credit & Interior Design: @emilymeszkatdesign

5. Mini Bathroom Fireplace

Who else enjoys winding down after a long day with a luxurious bath? Now imagine soaking in this amazing bathtub pictured below! For this project, our clients created an exquisite escape to a spa in their own home by adding a mini fireplace at the foot of their bathtub. Our durable tile can take the heat, and is the perfect pop of color in this rustic mixed-metal style. 

Bathroom Fireplace with Ceramic Tile

3″x8″ Subway Tile - 1016 Costa Rica.

6. Custom Fireplace Mosaic

As you share intimate moments around the fireplace, make sure that the design reflects your unique personality and style. Mercury Mosaics started by making custom mosaics for clients, we love turning your inspiration into reality! In the project below we made a simple craftsman flower design to match the stained glass door of the home. It shows how a small project can leave a big impact on an otherwise straight-forward fireplace design. 

Craftsman Ceramic Mosaics with Fireplace

Custom Shapes & Colors. 

7. Bright & Bold Diamond Fireplace

Be brilliantly bold with our bright glaze colors. Try one with natural variation to create an organic geometric design in your surround like below. We love the styling of this project, they placed a collection of candles inside the fireplace. This is such a great idea for easy added aesthetic warmth without going through the trouble of making a wood fire. 

Vivid Blue Diamonds Fireplace

Medium Diamonds - 33 Vivid Blue

8. Ceramic Tile with Stone Fireplace 

Modernize a classic stone fireplace by adding a sleek ceramic tile surround. This idea is great if you're budget-conscious but want to make a change to your fireplace's look. Sometimes a little bit of tile can go a long way!

Find more ways to add pops of tile to your home with our blog "11 Ways to Incorporate Tile Accents"

Mosaic Fireplace Surround

1" x 2" Bricks - 713 Peacock Green, 123R Patina, 123W Patina with Pencil Liner accents.

9. Cozy Cabin Fireplace Inspiration

Mix cool and warm colors for a cozy cabin vibe with your fireplace. By mixing these two hues you can create a snuggly space while maintaining a contemporary look. Keep it simple with Subway Tile - this iconic shape is a winner for any project. 

Green Subway Tile Fireplace Surround

3"x6" Subway Tile - 913 Old Copper with accents of Pine Texture.

10. Traditional Fireplace with Deep Green Tile

This deep green installation exemplifies everything we love about fireplaces during the chilly months of the year. Our glossy Bluegrass glaze color is chic but festive, reminiscent of a coniferous forest. Notice the herringbone pattern detail where in the wood-stacking inset. 

Read about this beautiful tile project with our blog "Traditional Fireplace Tile - Last Chance Pub & Cedar Mill"

Green Traditional Fireplace Ceramic Tile

3″x12″ Subway Tile - 1036E Bluegrass. Photo Credit: Sara Nagel.

Feeling Inspired?

Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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