If your fireplace mantel has seen better days, you might want to consider re-facing it. Of course, the most popular method of re-facing fireplace mantels today is to use tile...but if you can’t afford, or don’t want to use, glass tiles (which is the most popular tile choice for fireplaces), here’s a list of some unique tile options you can consider for your fireplace.

  • For a simple, clean look of marble without the ridiculous price points, consider the Naxosm arble – a Grecian marble, Naxos comes in white and off-white palettes.

  • For a traditional look, consider the “handcrackled” brick look that also comes in a tile format – this creates the illusion of a brick mantel that’s common in most mid-century homes fireplace.

  • Due to flammability issues, wood is not recommended for a fireplace mantel. However, if you want to create a wood-like look, there are plenty of tiles that now feature a wood-like grain that can be used in place of actual lumber.

  • A new trend in ceramic hearkens back to the midcentury American look by featuring geometric shapes and patterns. While this kind of tile has a higher price point that the other options, it is style an option for those who want to maintain the mid-century modern look in their home.

  • Terracotta tiles were once only prevalent in the Southwest. However, in recent years, the terracotta has made a bit of a surgence across the United States...and it’s no longer just available in Earth tones! Today’s terracotta is hand-painted, and can be customized to any look!

Do you have some more interesting ideas for tiles around your fireplace? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Or, if you’d like us to do your fireplace for you, give us a call or stop by our showroom during normal business hours!