Fireplace Stone

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Perhaps you are exploring the option of adding stone to your current brick or tile fireplace.  The fireplace is usually the first thing people notice when they come into your home because it is the center piece of a living room or bedroom. Whether you are looking to build a fireplace from scratch or you are looking to give your current fireplace a makeover, adding stone can enhance the look and feel of the room because it is so versatile and unique.

Before you begin your project you will have to select a type of stone for your fireplace that matches the style and decor of the room.

Still wondering if designing with stone is for you? Check out some of the benefits of using stone on your fireplace:

Efficiency:  One of the biggest advantages of using stone is the fact that it can retain heat. Whether you are burning wood or gas, the area surrounding the fireplace will continue to radiate heat even after the fire is out.

Unique: Unlike the bricks you may have on your fireplace currently, our natural stones and manufactured stones are completely unique. You will rarely run across a piece of stone that is similar to another. From color to the texture, your stone is sure to be unique. The way you choose to arrange the stones can offer even more individuality!

Durability: The maintenance of caring for your stone face is minimal. Some occasional dusting should keep it up to par. Since stone is also fire resistant, it is less likely to chip or break. If you take good care of your fireplace, it should last a lifetime.

Value: Not only does adding stone to your fireplace enhance the visual appeal of your room, it can add value to your home. Since many homes are built with fireplaces, have a well-kept fire place can increase the selling price in your home.

Having stone on and around your fireplace creates a warm and unique look that draws attention from everyone in the room. Remember that remodeling a fireplace with stone involves heavy lifting with heavy materials so it might be best to let a professional contractor help you.

For more information about the natural stone and manufactured stone products we offer at The Rock Yard Inc., contact us today. Looking for a bit of inspiration for your next project? Check out our design center to learn more about where you can use stone in your home.


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