One of the great things about a fireplace is that it can be whatever you want it to be—rustic or regal, contemporary or classic. Of course, achieving the desired look depends largely on your fireplace surround.
Here’s a look at four different materials commonly used in fireplace surrounds and the styles each can help you achieve in your home:
Granite is the quintessential comfort stone. As a fireplace surround, granite helps create a space that is warm and charming. It’s also available in a variety of colors, meaning you can find the perfect slab to fit your living space. For a truly traditional look, talk to an expert fabricator about installing honed granite or dune granite around your fireplace—it gives the appearance of using bricks and adds an extra layer of depth.
If you want to create a contemporary living space with a strong sense of grandeur, consider using marble for your fireplace surround. It’s natural white color creates a cool yet sophisticated feel. And it’s a type of stone that establishes a room as elegant and ageless. You might pay a little more for a marble fireplace surround, but sometimes the finer things in life are worth the extra expense.
Quartz might not be a natural stone, but it offers many of the same benefits—and then some. It’s incredibly strong and has a domineering presence. It’s low-maintenance and can be crafted to meet exact color requirements, making it perfect for fireplace surrounds in rooms with eclectic color schemes.
Soapstone has been called rustic, bold and stately. And with an old-world charm, it can work in nearly every home. Along with these features, soapstone can add even more warmth and unique style to fireplace surrounds. Soapstone, with its rich, dark gray, black and green colors, can be a bit imposing. But if you’ve got a home with ample space, it can become your home’s anchor—especially in large, rustic estates.
Yes, using the right material in your fireplace surround can help you create just the right look and feel for your home.
If you’re ready to start exploring your options, contact Arch City Granite & Marble today to connect with an expert fabricator who can help you find the right material for your home—whether its rustic or regal, contemporary or classic.