This fireplace had 8" White Porcelain Tiles on it. These Italian porcelain tiles have a finish on them that makes you want to touch them - they look like suede. The Mosaic Tile has glass and metal pieces - they illuminate from both natural light from windows, interior lights, and the fireplace flames and they are set off nicely with candle light. Beautiful! Client says it is the first thing people mention when they walk into the room.