7 Showstopping Fireplace Tile Ideas

Showstopping Fireplace Tile Ideas

Your fireplace makes your home feel warm and inviting, but is it the focal point of the room? If not, it should be! The best way to make your fireplace stand out is with durable, attractive tile. Because it withstands heat and is relatively maintenance-free, tile is a best bet for fireplace surrounds, hearths and mantels.

You’ll love the versatility and style available at Standard Tile. Get started transforming your home with these fireplace tile ideas.

1. Fish Scale Tile

If you really want to make your fireplace stand out, consider using a fish scale tile to install on the mantle or even the hearth. Using bright fireplace tiles in colors like aqua or coral draws someone’s attention and creates an accent. You could also go for more subdued tones like charcoal or navy for an understated aesthetic. Add a rustic wood mantle to ensure the tile is a real showstopper!

2. Wood-Look Tile

A fireplace surrounded by a wooden hearth looks ruggedly chic. The problem? Real wood poses a safety hazard when used near a working fireplace. Enter porcelain wood-look tile. It’s a great heat resistant tile for fireplace use because it achieves the look you want while keeping your home safe, and free of fire damage.

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3. 3-Dimensional Sculptural Wall Tiles

Give a modern fireplace a mid-century vibe with 3-D sculptural wall tiles. These tiles are like mini works of art and add texture and depth to your fireplace. Keep the look simple with neutral colors or punch things up with a bright, bold hue like orange or red for a more modern look.

4. Contrasting Tiles

Make a statement in your room by combining two types of contrasting tiles. For example, use a patterned tile for the fireplace surround and extend a solid-color marble tile from the surround to the ceiling. The contrast of the two different types of tile will serve as a focal point for your entire home.

5. Glass Mosaic Tile

For a more contemporary design, consider glass mosaic tile for a clean, sleek look that shines. Glass mosaics sparkle and add just the right touch of elegance to your fireplace. Keep it understated with neutral tones or spice things up with different shapes, colors, or finishes.

6. Terracotta Tile

Terracotta is the perfect type of fireplace tile surround. It works equally well in hacienda-inspired homes or with a rustic, earthy design that demands a warm touch. It’s also a good option for tile for the inside of the fireplace.

7. Stacked Stone

Stacked stone is the perfect marriage of rustic style and modern design. It’s great for interior or exterior fireplaces, and since stacked stone is available in a wide range of colors, it can easily mesh with any design scheme. Use our stacked stone tile visualizer to see what it would look like in your home.


The perfect tile will make your fireplace the centerpiece of your home. Just make sure to remember the following:

  • Look for heat resistant tile for your fireplace to ensure safety.
  • With so many types of tile available, fireplace design possibilities are endless.
  • Add tile to either indoor or outdoor fireplaces.

Regardless of the style you choose, Standard Tile can help you achieve the fireplace of your dreams. Start your project with our room visualizers and reach out when you’re ready to get started!