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  • 9/1/2021 11:43 AM

Why natural stone works well for fireplace surrounds

When you walk into a living room, it’s hard not to notice a fireplace. A home fireplace is something that jumps out to everything that enters your home, which means it’s an important piece to your home’s design. 

You can use many materials in your home’s fireplace design, but nothing is more appealing than natural stone. A natural stone fireplace allows you to create a gorgeous home feature while also staying consistent with the design of your kitchen. 

At GMS Werks, we have worked on and installed many stone fireplaces. We understand the beauty and performance that comes with a natural stone fireplace and want to share why you should consider natural stone for your fireplace surround. 

Inviting appeal

First and foremost, a natural stone fireplace surround will enhance the beauty and design of your home! Natural stone will give your fireplace a distinct look that is also warm and inviting. And if you are already using natural stone materials in your kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere throughout your home, then using natural stone for your fireplace surround will just tie it all together. You can even match a natural stone fireplace to your home’s exterior design as well!


Another reason you should consider adding a natural stone surround to your home’s fireplace is because it can be customized to meet any design style you need or want. With a variety of materials to choose from, you will surely find a pattern, color or texture that will look good. 

When choosing a natural stone surround, marble, granite, limestone, quartzite, slate and travertine are all great choices!

Durability and performance

Stone is one of the most sturdy and durable materials you can use for construction purposes. This is especially true for fireplace surrounds. With a proper installation, your natural stone fireplace will last for over 100 years

Natural stone is also consistent for what you need your fireplace to do; retain heat. As natural stone radiates heat well, you and your family will stay warm and comfortable all winter long. 

Increases the value of your home

The last reason why you should consider a natural stone surround for your fireplace is because it will increase the value of your home. If you are looking to sell your home in the future, this is a great project that will enhance your resale value. And since stone fireplaces last for years, you will never have to worry about another fireplace project again!

A natural stone fireplace is an attrative feature that offers your home so many benefits. From boosting your home’s design to increasing your home’s value, and everything in between, there are many reasons why natural stone fireplace surrounds are so great. When considering updating your home’s fireplace, consider these elements that natural stone offers!

At GMS Werks, we have been in the natural stone industry for many years. From kitchen countertops to bathroom vanities and fireplace surrounds, we have helped many homeowners bring their dreams to reality. Visit our website to learn more about our natural stone products and services!

We have been meeting the needs of both residential and commercial customers for over 90 years.