How to tile a fireplace in porcelain stoneware

Sept. 15, 2023

Wie man den Kamin mit Feinsteinzeug verkleidet

by Sara Costi

Fire has always been fascinating. It symbolises the eternal union between energy and matter and is what links the micro and macrocosm. And a cosy and attractive fireplace can become a design object that enhances any space. That’s why choosing the right tiles is so important.

Why are Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles the better choice?

Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles are environmentally sustainable, fully recyclable, and made only with natural materials, without plastic, silicones, or toxic substances. They are also fire-resistant and don’t release substances harmful to humans and the environment when in contact with fire. Moreover, these tiles are hypoallergenic, antibacterial (thanks to the Bios Antibacterial® technology available upon request), hard-wearing, stain-resistant, easy to lay and clean, and don’t require particular maintenance. They also withstand temperature fluctuations and high temperatures (crucial for a fireplace). In addition to these outstanding technical features, Casalgrande Padana tiles come in a vast array of sizes, finishes, and textures. You can choose coloured or concrete-, wood-, marble-, and stone-effect tiles to give more character to your fireplace.

So here are our 7 ideas for making your fireplace the highlight of your home, using porcelain stoneware tiles

1. A modern double-sided fireplace divides a space into two connected parts, becoming the true highlight in the room. The Mix Listelli decorative tiles from the Architecture collection used to tile the wall emphasise the shape of the fireplace to create a stunning visual and textural effect.

2. Fans of the simple, functional, clean lines typical of modern furnishing style might like to tile their fireplace with porcelain stoneware tiles from the Stile collection. Elegant and versatile, Stile teams a sophisticated appearance with a wide variety of finishes reminiscent of typical, original stonework.

Flooring: Stile Beige - Covering: Stile Beige multi-format module, Bacchetta Bronzo

3. You can bring a large, squared fireplace to life with the marble-effect tiles from the Marmoker collection. For example, the classic Statuario Grigio veining brings to mind the fine material of the beautiful masterpieces of the great Tuscan sculptors. Whatever the style you’re after, Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles replicate the world’s finest materials, balancing between the past and the present, innovation and research, for spaces with a strong personality.

4. If you want to add style, personality, and a creative touch to your contemporary space, then the porcelain stoneware tiles from the Brickworks Nuances collection are what you need. Brickworks Nuances tiles allow for a horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or even mixed layout, combining elegant details with porcelain stoneware’s practicality and functionality. Perfect for a fireplace!

Flooring: Supreme Grey – Covering: Brickworks Nuances Neve Lux

5. If you’re going for a more metropolitan look, then you should choose concrete-effect tiles. Small splashes of colour and modern, linear furnishings intertwine with neutral shades and the minimalist finishes from the Resina collection. This solution is ideal if you want to personalise your spaces and make your fireplace the highlight of your room, combining sophisticated aesthetics and the excellent technical features of Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware tiles.

Flooring and fireplace coverings: Resina Black

6. If Nordic is your favourite style, then the concrete-effect tiles from the Beton collection are perfect for you. Their colour effects and essential design help create a minimalist space where light reveals the material that expresses the desire for a natural touch.

Flooring and coverings: Beton Pearl

7. If you can’t resist the charm of antiqued wood, you need the wood-effect tiles from the Ulivo collection. These tiles replicate the natural beauty of olive tree wood, its marked veining, streaked shades, and fine texture. In addition, they combine these aesthetic features with the distinctive technical features of porcelain stoneware, creating cosy and intimate spaces.

8. If your fireplace is open on three sides, it makes the perfect room divider while still being the main feature. The soft texture of the white wood-effect tiles from the Planks collection fits any furnishing style, adding an elegant, sophisticated touch.

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