by Jeremy Troetti / June 21, 2019
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Last updated on December 20, 2019
Whether it is the focal point of your living room or your outdoor patio, having a stylish fireplace can greatly improve the aesthetic qualities of any house. If you are looking to have a fireplace that will catch attention, a stone fireplace will be just what you are looking for.
There are many different types of stone that you can utilize for your fireplace, whether you are looking for a modern fireplace or a more rustic design.
This guide will help you find which fireplace meets your needs.
Marble is one of the most frequently used stones for fireplace surrounds. The soft look of the marble adds visual appeal to not only the fireplace, but the entire room. Beyond fireplaces, marble is a natural stone that has had a presence in homes for years. The material is frequently used to build structures like countertops. If you decide on a marble fireplace, there are various options available for you to choose from.
Types of Marble Fireplaces
Emperador Golden Marble
Crema Marfil Marble
Emperador Golden Marble Fireplace
This gorgeous fireplace surround utilizes Emperador Golden Marble with gold embellishments. The material gives the fireplace a sophisticated and elegant look. You cannot go wrong with this style, as it is sure to impress.
Crema Marfil Marble Fireplace
If you are looking for a simple, yet elegant fireplace design, utilizing Crema Marfil Marble will allow you to have what you are looking for. The light color of the Crema Marfil Marble contrasts well with the dark finished wood.
Dynasty Brown Marble Fireplace
If a darker colored marble suits your taste, a Dynasty Brown Marble Fireplace will be perfect for you. The combination of brown, white and gray works well with light gray walls and cabinets.
Granite is one of the best types of stone you can use for a fireplace surround. Not only is the natural stone pleasing to the eye, but it is also heat resistant – making it the perfect fit to be near your fireplace. Granite’s heat resistance and relatively low maintenance make it a suitable building material in homes. The natural stone is often used for kitchen or bathroom countertops. As with marble, granite will allow for a vast selection to choose from.
Types of Granite Fireplaces
- Giallo Granite Fireplace
- Rain Forest Granite Fireplace
- Ivory Brown Granite Fireplace
- Original Peacock Green Granite Fireplace
- Silver Pearl Granite Fireplace
Giallo Granite Fireplace
If you have a light-colored room and are looking for a natural stone that will grab attention, Giallo Granite will be what you are looking for. This classy style will create a cozy feel in any room you use it in.
Rain Forest Granite Fireplace
Granite comes in so many different styles and colors. If you are looking for something that will have both a natural and exotic look, you should strongly consider a Rain Forest Green Marble Fireplace. The green from the stone pairs well with the rich dark wood surrounding the area. The color pops and brings feelings of warmth and style to the room.
Ivory Brown Granite Fireplace
You simply cannot go wrong with the brown and red hues of Ivory Brown Granite. The color is both pleasing and purposeful, as it will make the color of the wood and fire stand out.
Original Peacock Green Granite Fireplace
If you are looking for a good fireplace to put in a modern setting, using Original Peacock Green Granite is the right material for you. Although it may look black from a distance, the natural stone is actually a beautiful shade of green that will add style and shine to your fireplace surround. The dark color stands out against the light color of the oak cabinets around it.
Silver Pearl Granite Fireplace
If you have a room with light colored walls, rich wood flooring and stylish leather, then a Silver Pearl Granite Fireplace will be a great addition. The Silver Pearl Granite will add to the elegant and cozy feel of the room, while framing the fireplace beautifully.
Quartzite will give you the stunning look of marble, while offering increased durability. The material is perfect to use for a fireplace that stands out in a room. Just like marble and granite, this beautiful natural stone is used in many home remodeling projects and is often used as a countertop material. However, the stone holds quite the appeal when used in a fireplace surround.
Super White Quartzite Fireplace
If you want a modern and stylish look for your fireplace, Super White Quartzite will be a great option. The stone’s long gray veins provide a subtle touch of color that will make the wood and fire stand out. The color also adds a perfect contrast to the dark wood floors.
Violet Bamboo Quartzite Fireplace
If you have an ornate room in your home, a Violet Bamboo Quartzite Fireplace can help tie the design of the room together. Between the quartzite and the gold embellishments, this room has a distinctive flair that will impress anyone who steps inside. The glossy shine of the quartzite accentuates the polished hard wood floors.
While materials such as marble, granite and quartzite are common fireplace building materials, this is not to say that there are no other suitable stone options. In fact, there are many different types of stone that you can use for your fireplace surround. Some of these types include:
If you want to add a little Southwest style to your room or patio, an Adobe Fireplace will suit your needs perfectly. An Adobe Fireplace will bring a simple yet stylish feel to whatever area surrounds it.
A Limestone Fireplace surround will give the room a light and pleasant feeling. The natural stone looks stunning when incorporated into home design, but particularly so when it is used for fireplaces.
If you are looking for a darker stone to use, slate will be a good option for your fireplace. The natural stone will give your home a stylish and modern look.
To help get an idea of what material you may want your fireplace surround to be built of, it might be of interest to take a look at various styles that are frequently seen in homes. The style of fireplace you want and the material it is built of will go hand in hand. Some common styles of fireplaces that may interest to you include:
If you are looking for a modern and stylish fireplace design, consider going with a Stacked Stone Fireplace. The color of the stone matches the décor of this room, while drawing attention to the wood and fire.
If you are looking for something that will add a little updated touch to a charming room, a Painted Stone Fireplace is a good option. The white painted bricks of this fireplace can make the wood and fire stand out as a pop of color in an otherwise quaint setting.
If you own a log cabin, or just like the rustic look, this fireplace offers up a cozy and charming feel. The stone complements the wood in the room, and the fireplace is clearly the centerpiece.
A fine example of a fireplace built using stacked stone, this style will give your house an up-to-date and elegant look.
Using a unique material, such as quartzite, can give your fireplace and the room it is in high-class feel.
Where to Have a Fireplace
Whether you are looking for an indoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace or both, a stylish fireplace can work wonders for the aesthetic appeal of your home. You can choose to have an indoor fireplace in a room such as a living room or sitting room, while an outdoor fireplace will enhance the look of your patio area. But keep in mind that these are not your only options. It is also stylish and practical to have a fireplace in your bedroom. As with this example, the fireplace adds a refreshing modern touch to a cozy bedroom. The contrast between the light-colored stone and dark wood fixtures creates a pleasing look.
The cost of your fireplace will depend mostly on the materials you choose. Certain materials will be more expensive than others.
Installing or updating your fireplace is a great way to add some visual appeal to your home, while also keeping your house warm. Whether indoors or outdoors, you will want to find a suitable fireplace for your home remodeling project.