When it comes to choosing the right type of fireplace mantel you have to make sure that you know exactly what you want and what type of design it should have. Some of the more common types like wood or stone fireplace mantels do not always allow you to create a unique pattern or design. They are very basic materials that seem to form their own pattern as they are built.
There are some people though who wish to have more leeway in creating a pattern that is unique to them and that they and visitors are able to enjoy. One type that gives them this ability are tile fireplace mantels. These are actually one of the more unusual types of fireplace mantels that are not seen in many homes.
When you choose to create a tile fireplace mantel you will first need to choose the type of tiles that you wish to use. If you truly want to be unique you can choose ones that are different colors of light or dark shades and create a special diamond or other type of pattern.
You will also need to decide whether or not they should be small or large tiles. This is an important decision and in many people’s case is often based upon how large or small of a fireplace that they have. The sizes vary between small, medium, large, and very large. They also come in a variety of colors that are sure to work in any type of home that you live in.
When installing a tile fireplace mantel make sure that you choose a firm base with which to place them on. Often times it is best to choose a solid piece of wood and use a special adhesive that will allow you to place the tiles all around it and in a pattern of your choosing. Just make sure that the back end is clear so it can be installed into the wall.