Selecting a Fireplace Tile

Finding a Perfect Tile for our Fireplace

In my last post about our fireplace Building a Stunning Modern Fireplace and Mantle we took down the old mantle, mounted up the TV and started to prep for tile. We had several tile that we brought home – but did not make a decision. I don’t think we would or anyone can find the Perfect tile – but we are looking for the next best thing. So we need your help and want to gather opinions… I know what we want and like -but want to see your take. I am guessing we maybe way off from our readers?

Our Fireplace Tile objectives

  1. Focus on a classic and timeless look.
  2. Try to keep the price in check without blowing the budget.
  3. Ease of installation – some tile patterns take more cutting and also special tools to cut.

We narrowed it down to a couple of tile and this was the last set we were left with. The apple pie crust, the octagon pattern and the origami pattern ended up being a little confusing on the wall. We felt like that would draw too much attention to it.

So that left us with the following choices

  1. Retro Bianco Herringbone (@Home Depot) $2.99 12.2 in. x 10.83 in. x 6mm Porcelain Mesh-Mounted Mosaic Tile
  2. American Olean VitaScape Midnight Satin (@Lowes) $6.98 12-in x 12-in Satin Ceramic Mixed Pattern Mosaic Floor and Wall Tile
  3. Jeffrey Court La Jolla (@Home Depot) $18.60(sqr. ft) 12.25 in. x 12 in. x 8 mm Glass and Shell Mosaic Wall Tile
  4. Jeffrey Court Fiore Gray (@Home Depot) $17.96 (sqr. ft) 6 in. x 6 in. x Glossy Ceramic Wall Tile

Leave a comment below to let us know what you think! What tile would you choose? 1, 2, 3 or 4?

Adding Tile to a Fireplace

Project Costs so far:

Next up putting it all together.

Until next time!

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