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  • 5/20/2020 11:27 AM

All About Natural Stone Fireplaces

Traditionally, most fireplaces are made of hearths and bricks, which can wear and tear after years, forming cracks and chips. Luckily, you can restore the glory of your fireplace and make it a masterpiece by using stone.

Natural stone fireplaces not only bring an end to repainting your furnace but it also improves your curb appeal. Additionally, with proper care and maintenance, your fireplace can last a lifetime.

Stone pieces in homes and even in business have been growing in popularity for many years. Many owners and designs like the look of elegant and simple stone. Not only is it easy to match the existing aesthetic, but it is incredibly customizable and unique. 

If you are looking for a stone piece that is modern, and unique, natural stone is a great choice because typically, no two slabs are alike. Because they occur naturally, you can never find two pieces exactly the same. That is a draw for many buyers because even though their neighbor may have the same type of stone, their piece is still rare and unique. 


When selecting natural stone for your fireplace, it's vital to choose one that won't hinder the opening of your firebox as this can be hazardous. How you lay the stone will make all the difference here.

You should also ensure you don't lose floor space during the installation process since some remodels result in a fireplace that juts further into your room. Instead, hire an expert in installation as they can maintain the same amount of space your previous fireplace occupied.

Oftentimes homeowners or designers can make mistakes when choosing their stone or how much they will need. If you do not prepare properly, you could end up spending more money in the long run by having to reorder slabs or redo an entire project. To save yourself time and money, it is better to go with a professional for this job. 

Choosing the right stone for your fireplace

The right stone for your fireplace should complement the style of your room and your mantel. Some popular stones for fireplaces include:

  • Marble- it's easy to clean and produces an extravagant finish
  • Granite- it provides a clean and contemporary look and feel
  • Limestone- you can stack limestone to achieve a rustic style fireplace
  • Travertine- it can be carved, stacked, or tiled

Budget-friendly fireplaces

If you don't have the money to replace your fireplace's entire surroundings with natural stone, you can remodel the mantel. This is the decorative top to your fireplace or the shelf above the firebox. Installing stone on your mantle is a simple and budget-friendly way to add elegance to your living space.

However, ensure you pick a stone that complements your existing brick or tile. Alternatively, you can customize your hearth with limestone to make the inside of your fireplace stand out.

Need a fireplace?

If you are looking to upgrade your space, increase the value and create a more elegant and unique aesthetic, a natural stone fireplace could be the perfect fit. If you are unsure of what stone to pick, what would look best or what your options are, contact us today and we can help you plan out the perfect project to fit your space! 

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