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Best Tiles for Fireplaces

fire placeDesigning or remodeling the fireplace in your home can be a highly rewarding renovation as it can set the tone for the surrounding space. Hearths have long been considered the heart of a home, and as such, need to be practical, functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The fireplace generally forms the focal point in a living or sitting room, so knowing the best tile options available can help create a fireplace look that flows with the feel of the home, as well as the home’s era. Tile around a fireplace not only has to look good; it also has to deflect smoke and be able to deal with extreme temperature changes.

Here is a list of our favorite tiles for fireplaces that you can find at our Anaheim tile store:

Marble Tiles

Marble tile is a very popular choice for a main fireplace wall as it has a remarkably smooth, clean, and sophisticated look. Marble’s longevity has been attested to in several ancient structures that have stood the test of time for hundreds of years, as well as withstanding the heat of these tropical climates. Marble tiles can come in a variety of cool neutral tones to complement any space. Many Victorian fireplaces boast a marble tile surround for an ornately opulent look.

Granite Tiles

Next to diamonds, granite is the hardest natural stone. It is highly resistant to cracking, chipping, and is also extremely heat resistant. It has a nice way of bringing natural beauty into a space, while also being easy to clean and maintain. As granite consists of mica and feldspar, it is both durable and stain-resistant. It is also a nice option to get a honed granite slab for a solid look with no seams, and the black look is sleek, unique, and modern.

Limestone Tiles

Adding a natural stone like limestone to a fireplace can increase the value of your home as it is a very popular choice. Not only does it resemble the look of marble, it comes in a wide variety of sizes, textures, and colors. As limestone is made over time from the fossils and shells of under-sea life, it has a depth and interest unrivaled by others in the natural stone family.


Travertine tiles provide a sophisticated look echoing marble, as it was also used since ancient Roman times. It is from the limestone family, and comes in a wide range of earthy colors from cream to beige, ivory to gold, and silver to walnut. It is also available in a variety of finishes: polished, tumbled, chiseled edge, or honed. With the wide selection of finishes and color choices, there is a match for every fireplace to suit any home décor style and era.

3D Porcelain tiles

3D porcelain tile adds a modern twist to a more traditional fireplace mantle with high beauty and warmth look. The countless tones, designs make them very suitable for fireplace usage.

As the heart of a home, your fireplace is important, so it is equally important to find the perfect match when it comes to tile. Whether it is a sophisticated traditional look or a sleek modern feel you seek, our tile store in Anaheim has precisely what you’re looking for.