Selecting a Stone Fireplace Setting

The opportunities for selecting a stone fireplace setting exist in the residential as well as the commercial industry.  Individuals that are considering the construction of a new home, business or residential accommodations such as a hotel or resort have the availability of incorporating one of these settings.  They can be included in the interior or exterior of the house or business establishment.  They can be single hearth or double hearth configurations that are designed to heat areas of the house.  In the modern era they can also be conventional wood burning solutions for producing heat or they can be used as a place for a gas fireplace insert.

stone fireplace

stone fireplace

Stone Fireplace Mantels

Individuals that are interested in having the appearance of a natural material, such as stone around their fireplace, do not have to erect a fully functional system made entirely of the same material.  A gas insert can be complemented with nice stone fireplace mantels to give the appearance of stone without overpopulating the entire face of the system with a similar solution.  A stone mantel and surrounding floor surface can really add a beautiful aesthetic appeal to an insert heating solution.  Employing this technique will allow the home owner to replace the gas insert at any time in the future without needing to completely remodel the affected area.

Having a stone fireplace setting available in the home allows the family members to entertain guests in a warm and inviting atmosphere. It will also provide a nice quiet environment to enjoy quality time together as a family unit.  A fully functional complete stone setting does require a bit more maintenance than a gas insert or wood pellet stove; however it does represent an appreciation for the finer things in life.  Stone is considered a high quality item to use in the construction of any part of a house or business and stands up to the test of time far better than other materials.

stone fireplace mantels

stone fireplace mantels

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stone fireplace ideas

Paint a Stone Fireplace

Depending on the type of material used in the construction process the home owner may eventually decide to paint a stone fireplace in order to refresh its appearance.  Stone can become discolored over the course of time, especially when it is used as the primary material for the creation of a fireplace setting.  Stone although hard is a very porous material and is known to absorb dirt, debris and liquid contaminants permanently.  The only way to remove this condition is through the painting of the surface or the complete dismantling and remodeling of the entire system.

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stone fireplace pictures

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stone fireplace designs

While a stone fireplace is a very engaging and central piece to any establishment, care and maintenance procedures associated with this type of material is more extensive than with other materials that are also available for construction of this nature. The interior of the fireplace will undoubtedly need to be cleaned as will the exterior as it is exposed to the elements.  The mortar joints that are in place may deteriorate over time and require repair.  Hazardous weather conditions can cause a collapse of part of the system requiring intensive repair work to be performed.

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Posted in Bedroom on Dec 6th, 2012, 6:00 pm by andre

 
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