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5 Questions to Answer Before Choosing a Material for Your Fireplace

5 Questions to Answer Before Choosing a Material for Your Fireplace

Tile as a fireplace material is a great option for many projects but not for all. You can always call Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595 to get tile advice from an experienced professional. In the meantime, read on to learn five questions to ask yourself as you try to decide if tile is the right material for your flooring project.

  1. If You Could Only Use One Word to Describe Your Perfect Fireplace What Would It Be?
  2. Think about this long and hard. Would you want it to be sleek? Do you want a modern fireplace? Are you looking for a natural or rustic look? Do you want it to be warm or cool? Should it be elegant or cozy? Don’t think about this too hard – what is the first word that comes to mind when you consider your perfect fireplace.

  3. What is a Realistic Budget?
  4. Price options for various tiles can vary a lot. This is why we recommend that you start with a budget instead of allowing the tiles to dictate your budget. As you consider your budget, remember that it pays to be realistic. Do not base this on what you wish you could spend or would like to spend – what is a reasonable budget?

  5. How Will the Tile Be Installed?
  6. If you are going to do the work yourself then your overall costs can be much lower. If you are going to have the professionals do it then you will get the advantage of a professional job. Remember that some tiles are easier to install than others, so if you are going to be doing the installation yourself, then you will want to take that into consideration when choosing tiles.

  7. How Much Maintenance is Too Much Maintenance
  8. Some tiles are much more maintenance intensive than others. The good news is that most tiles can be sealed, which means that they are much easier to clean and much less likely to stain. However, you should make sure that you are taking maintenance into consideration as you choose the right stone for your needs.

  9. What Level of Durability Do You Need?
  10. No one is going to say that they want fireplace tiles that are not at all durable but remember that some are more durable than others. For example, if you have a fireplace that is for looks only, then you will not need to consider whether or not the material you choose is going to be able to stand up to extreme heat. If you have pets and children who may stain or damage the tile, then you would need more durable tile.

If you would like an expert’s opinion on the best options for your fireplace, we welcome your call to Mission Tile West at 626-799-4595. You can also stop by our convenient location to get an idea of the right options for your needs.