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Reply #3 - Oct 3rd, 2011, 7:43am
 
That's definitely good advice.  You should take your time and do a good job.  Especially if you are living in a more ritzy place and working with NYC contractors. After all, a lot of people will be looking at your fire place.  It's often the centerpiece of room.  Also, I hear looking into some "fire resistant tile adhesive" to get your tiles on might not be a bad idea.  Good luck!
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Reply #2 - Aug 15th, 2011, 8:56am
 
Thanks for the advice and recommendation! I'll give it a look.
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Re: Restoring fireplace tiles
Reply #1 - Aug 15th, 2011, 8:50am
 
It's always best to retain the original features of a house, and the fact that you actually like and want to keep the tiles is a plus.

But I wouldn't attempt to "fill chips and holes and just generally restore them", because all you'll end up with is a fireplace that looks as if it's had the chips and holes filled.

Replace the damaged tiles. Take a look here... http://www.cravendunnill-jackfield.co.uk/

The company is local to me and before I retired from my business in conservation joinery I used them a lot (and pointed people in their direction) and found them incredibly friendly and helpful. Drill out a damaged tile and send them a piece to compare and match.  Smiley
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Restoring fireplace tiles
Aug 15th, 2011, 8:35am
 
Hello,
We bought our house in Jan and have just removed a gas fire and surround, uncovering a 1920s tile fireplace! The tiles are what I think of as 'London Underground' tiles and are mid/dark green. We love it but they are quite chipped in places and have a few drill holes. Does anyone know of the best way to fill chips and holes and just generally restore them?

Thank you!
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