When you look around your home, does your fireplace look a little uninviting? Let us help you reestablish it as the focal point of your room. An easy update to most fireplace mantels is to add new fireplace surround facing material. “Surround facing” is the material which is between the edge of your firebox and the inside legs and bottom of your mantel surround. Facings are typically brick, granite, marble or other natural stone material. Many older homes may still have the unfinished brick which the chimney was made from. If your fireplace features a hearth, this can also be updated with natural stone. Adding a new stone facing gives an instant fresh face to your room!
Natural stone facing is the obvious choice for most fireplaces since it is fireproof and easy to maintain. Granite is a popular choice and if your fireplace is near your kitchen, you may want to select granite in a complementary color to your counter tops. Marble is always an elegant upgrade and the cost is probably less than you think – so it’s definitely worth considering. For a more casual feel, natural slate has become a very popular choice.
Using our online measuring guide, we can assist you with the process of selecting the correct size stone for your needs. Once you have selected your stone, you may either order online or contact one of our helpful sales representatives to assist you.
Worried about installation? Don’t be, it’s easy. Full installation instructions are online and included with your shipment. Start by preparing your surface for mounting. Once this is ready, you will prepare your hearth with adhesive (if installing) and align as you desire. Once this is done, the facing legs are placed, then the header. If needed, the optional riser would be the final installation.
Consider upgrading your fireplace today with beautiful natural stone facing. We’re here to help you every step of the way.