Put A New Face On Your Fireplace
Posted by Jim Hessenauer on
A small change can have a big effect on the look of a room.
One change to consider is refacing your fireplace. It’s a fairly straight forward process, and with today’s natural thin stone veneers you get a durable and versatile option, that can be a surprisingly affordable choice, which can help to raise the resale value of your home without much investment.
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon, natural stone has long provided inspirational design and durability. Now, natural thin stone veneer can be cut from 100 percent natural quarried stone... so even a thin slice offers some of the same durability, low maintenance and aesthetic qualities of the thicker version. In addition, natural thin stone veneer is widely available.
Because of its reduced weight, natural thin stone veneer is extremely versatile. It requires no additional foundation support and installs, often easily, over existing rigid materials such as brick and concrete block, turning a small remodeling project into one with impressive design results. Ninety-degree angles that can be cut from full-thickness stones are used in corner applications, concealing the true thickness of the stone. The overall cost-effective result is a unique fireplace that looks like a traditional full-thickness installation.
Natural thin stone veneer is available in a multitude of stone types, including limestone, granite, blue stone, sandstone and quartz, and is available in a wide variety of styles, textures, cuts and colors, making it easy to integrate into existing design schemes from modern to traditional.
What’s more, unlike its man-made counterparts, natural thin stone veneer doesn’t fade in color, so your fireplace will maintain its lasting beauty.
Because custom or one-of-a-kind products often come with a hefty price tag, homeowners are generally unwilling to splurge on renovations. However, because stone is a natural, non manufactured product, no two pieces are exactly alike—offering a custom look every time. Natural thin stone veneer makes this opportunity one step more convenient, as it gives you the custom-made look in a most cost-efficient application.
For those who are eco-conscious, natural thin stone veneer offers many sustainable attributes. It is also virtually maintenance-free, which will allow you to spend less time worrying and more time enjoying your “new” fireplace with family and friends.
For some basic installation instructions please check out our guide.