When the temperature starts to drop, you may be tempted to store away your patio furniture, say goodbye to backyard barbeques, and head indoors for the season. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Outdoor fireplaces help keep your outdoor space warm and inviting throughout the colder months.
If you’re warming up to the idea of an outdoor fireplace for your home, we’ve compiled the hottest (puns intended) outdoor tile fireplace designs on Instagram to get you started.
Black Hexagon Tile Outdoor Fireplace
This back porch is a stylish example of extending your living space outside, and the black and white hexagon tile fireplace surround is the perfect addition. The white lines on the tiles add a textured look to the flat surface, and the colors pair beautifully with the white and gray checkerboard tile floor.
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Wood-Look Outdoor Tile Fireplace
Wood surrounding the fireplace — is that safe?
It is if it’s actually wood-look ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is noncombustible, meaning that it won’t melt, burn, or give off toxic fumes when exposed to flame. Ceramic tile’s fire resistance makes unique fireplace surrounds like this wood-look tile possible, and the stone-look ceramic tile flooring flowing effortlessly inside and out gives continuity to these beautiful living spaces.
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Herringbone Outdoor Tile Fireplace
This custom herringbone tile outdoor fireplace design with a reclaimed wood mantle and stone-look tile is the ideal feature for outdoor living. Watch the game with a crowd or sneak in some personal time and a cuppa — this corner is sure to become a family favorite.
Floral Outdoor Tile Fireplace
Floral tile patterns such as the one used on this outdoor tile fireplace will instantly warm your spirits on chilly nights.
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Multicolored Hexagon Tile Fire Pit
Transform your back patio into a custom outdoor entertaining area. This multicolored hexagon tile fire pit and bench surround add a playful touch to the terracotta-look flooring, creating a festive Mediterranean style.
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Outdoor Fireplace With Arabesque Tile
The wide variety of tile shapes, sizes, and colors can create any look you can imagine. These arabesque tiles coordinate with the pool and patio tiles to create a sure-fire go-to spot after a dip.
Black and White Floral Tile Firebox
Understated elegance is the essence of this patio. To achieve this look, the designer has used mostly light neutral tones, using the black and white floral tiles to bring a dramatic focus to the fireplace.
Ceramic Tile — a Fireplace Material That Can Take the Heat
Whatever design you choose, ceramic tile is an excellent choice for both fireplaces and outdoor spaces. We’ve mentioned that tile is noncombustible, and it’s also resistant to water, fading, stains, scratches, and has options resistant to freeze-thaw cycles. All of these advantages make ceramic tile ideal for use indoors and out, in all climates.
Ceramic tile can certainly take the heat — and whatever else the elements throw at it.
For more outdoor tile fireplace ideas, visit our Outdoor Tile Fireplace Pinterest board.
Where to Buy Tile
Use the search tool at the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) to find a ceramic tile showroom in your area for a more individual, one-on-one shopping, design and education experience, or visit a home improvement or flooring retailer.