Choosing the Right Material for your Fireplace Surround

3 Oct

A great way to add a touch of sophistication to your interior space is with the beauty of a stunning mantel expertly crafted from solid, natural materials

Georgian Roundel antique white marble mantel

Marble Fireplace Surrounds

Marble mantels and marble fireplace surrounds often have natural variation in colour, veining and fossils. But, this is what makes each marble fireplace surround completely unique. You can usually pair a marble mantel with any gas or wood burning fire or stove as they are heat resistant and very durable.

Limestone Fireplace Surrounds

Made from solid natural limestone, limestone fireplace surrounds can create both contemporary fire surrounds and traditional fireplace surrounds. They can vary greatly in colour and markings, which is why it is advisable to purchase a limestone mantel which has been crafted from a single block of natural stone. Limestone Fireplaces tend to have a more matt finish which makes them very popular for contemporary mantels and contemporary fireplaces.

Wooden Fireplace Surrounds

Wooden fireplace surrounds and wooden mantels are made from either solid or natural timber which has been protected using a coating or veneer. Wood fire surrounds and fireplaces have naturally occurring knots, grains and colours making each one unique. Wooden fireplaces often come with a variety of finishes but you can even purchase a wooden mantel untreated so that you can create your own bespoke look to match your interior.

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