Thin cast stone mantels offer many exceptional advantages including unlimited design choices, many colors and finishes, simple installation and tremendous value. Each mantel has variations in color and texture that captures the true essence of natural stone. Because these thin cast stone mantels are lightweight, preparation and installation are much easier and much less costly than traditional solid stone mantels. Special wall and floor reinforcement is not necessary for the easy installation of this stone mantel. Each stone mantel is fire resistant and allows for zero clearance from combustible material (no space required between firebox and this mantel material or surround facing).
The fireplace area is generally a focal point in a home. Updating your fireplace facing with a marble or granite kit is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to add value to this important area. Our fireplace facing kits are made up of 4 pieces of marble or granite including two legs, one header, and a hearth (optional risers are available). Kits are easily installed with construction adhesive.
Every day we work with homeowners looking to upgrade their fireplace area with a wood mantel. Wood mantels are a nice choice for remodeling because they offer size flexibility. Opening widths and heights, as well as, return depths can be customized to fit almost any situation. The first step in determining your mantel size is to measure your existing fireplace area. Once you have determined the size you will need, make your style selection. Installation of a fireplace mantel kit is quick and easy and can be done without any special skills or tools.
Bet you could not have guessed the fastest growing fireplace category before reading the title above! Believe it or not electric fireplaces are “on fire”. The reasons for this growth are simple:
- Installation is easy, fast and inexpensive – all you need is regular household 120v current (in some built-in models you may choose to use 220v for higher heat output).
- Works for remodel or new construction whether you choose a built-in model, cabinet mantel, or insert.
- Operate the flame and heat independently.
- Low operating cost – uses very little electricity (as little as 3¢ per hour)
One of the quickest and most cost effective upgrades that you can make to your home is a new fireplace facing kit combined with a wood fireplace mantel. Facing kits are precut and are made of marble, granite, travertine or slate. The kits are easily installed using construction adhesive and can be placed over existing brick, drywall or almost any substrate. Our wood fireplace mantel kits can be put together in a few minutes and slide over (and overlap) the facing kit. Once the mantel is secured to the wall, you will have completed your project!
The Perfect Outdoor Fireplace™ units are truly the perfect choice for your outdoor fireplace. The unique interlocking construction allows for quick and easy set up without mortar, glues or fasteners. This outdoor fireplace kit looks great in any of our 8 Colors OR add your own brick or stone for a custom look. Fireplaces are available in styles that burn charcoal/wood and have an adjustable grill (see BBQ Edition) or natural gas, complete with optional logs (see Multi-Screen Version).
It is our intention to provide useful information about fireplace mantels, fireplace shelves, and fireplaces. We are hoping to share insight on selection, installation, and other useful (we hope) topics. MantelsDirect.com has a staff of friendly experts who help homeowners, builders, and designers size and specify mantels for homes across the U.S. I do not believe there is another company that helps more individuals with their fireplace purchases. This is written for you, so feel free to comment, ask questions and participate.