Contemporary fireplace surrounds – Fireplaces are generally a focal point in any room; Decorate your with a surround that fits with your overall room design. Cover a brick fireplace surround with stripes of wood for a design that can be bold or subtle, or decorate a plain plaster fireplace surround with glass mosaic tiles or stainless steel to make a modern surround that stands out. Design your fireplace surround with wood strips running vertically or horizontally from the chimney in the ceiling to create an effect on your space.
One of the most beautiful contemporary fireplace surrounds you can design is a flickering wall of mosaic glass tiles. Run tile floor-to-ceiling around a regular fireplace wall to create a design element that becomes an instant exhibit in your home. Use the same mosaic glass tiles that you will use on your kitchen backsplash, used with a white thin set mortar that includes an additive for additional bond strength.
The surface of your contemporary fireplace surrounds should be smooth and made of all one material before installing a mosaic glass tile surround. Different materials like metal or mortar cool at different prices, which can cause glass to crack if you tile over multiple substrates. Cover your surround in plaster or backer board before using glass tiles to keep your fireplace maintenance-free for a lifetime.
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