Fireplaces are a natural focal point for any space. There is something about it that draws your eyes to it the second you walk in a room. So often, furniture is arranged to showcase a fireplace even if it does not fit with the aesthetic found surrounding it. At TileStone Distributors, we want to help your fireplace become an architectural design element with your furniture and décor simply re-energizing the rest of the space.

Choosing the best stone for your taste and style doesn’t have to be stressful. We want to help guide you through the process so that you can select the best choice for your new or existing fireplace. No matter what design decision you make, you will undoubtedly elicit compliments about the look and feel of your home.

First, it is crucial to know your design aesthetic when choosing a stone for your fireplace.

Though your fireplace should be a showstopper, it is essential to ensure that your fireplace surround relates to the style and décor around your home.

Do you want your fireplace to be elegant and formal? What about clean and simple? Does your home have a contemporary feel or a rustic?

Next, pick a stone material to incorporate into your design.

With so many natural stone options, it is important to consider the design aesthetic of your home and your fireplace’s shape when choosing a stone. Keep in mind that your fireplace’s décor does not need to stop with its surround. Stones can carry over inside the fireplace, such as utilizing herringbone pattern bricks within the fireplace itself.

Let’s break down our most popular natural stone options:

Limestone Fireplace Surround

Limestone is a timeless, highly versatile, classic choice for fireplaces. Limestone has a light and warm feel that is able to accentuate your aesthetic. Instead, your home is elegant, contemporary, or rustic; Limestone can easily make your fireplace a statement.

Limestone fireplaces require a sealant to keep them looking fresh while ensuring it is protected.

Architectural Stone Fireplace Surround

Architectural stone is cut or hand-worked to specific sizes or shapes. In turn, you could have a beautiful fireplace surround with the help of architectural stone. Architectural stone is a custom decision that will leave all your guests in awe of its beauty.

Architectural Stone Fireplace Surround

Architectural stone is cut or hand-worked to specific sizes or shapes. In turn, you could have a beautiful fireplace surround with the help of architectural stone. Architectural stone is a custom decision that will leave all your guests in awe of its beauty.

Mosaic Tile Fireplace Feature

Do you prefer your décor makes a statement? Mosaic tile is an incredible choice for an eye-catching space. There are plenty of stylish and custom options that will help your fireplace become the feature you adore.

Zellige Fireplace Surround

When you choose Zelliage for your fireplace surround, you are showcasing the luxury and sophistication of the century’s old art of Moroccan ceramic tiles. Each piece is molded by hand and has variations of tone, shine, flatness, and transparency. So if you are looking for a bold fireplace surround that is guaranteed to be a showstopper, Zellige tiles are sure to be the best.

Marble Fireplace Surround

If you are looking for an elegant, contemporary feel, marble is an incredible option. The beautiful veining in the stone will make your fireplace be a true focal point. Marble can be polished or left unpolished and requires a bit more maintenance than other natural stones. The marble needs to be sealed annually.

Marble Fireplace Surround

If you are looking for an elegant, contemporary feel, marble is an incredible option. The beautiful veining in the stone will make your fireplace be a true focal point. Marble can be polished or left unpolished and requires a bit more maintenance than other natural stones. The marble needs to be sealed annually.

Decide on a joint method for your fireplace design.

Dry-Laid, Recessed, or Paper Thin Mortar Joints

When you choose this look, the mortar is recessed a half-inch from the face of the stone. This causes no mortar to show through, giving the stone nice shadow lines.

Standard Grout Joints

When you opt for the standard grout joint method, it is easy to achieve a close-fit stone look. The mortar is recessed 1/4th inch from the stone’s surface or even can be flush with it.

Wide Grout Joints

A wide joint is when we space the stones over one inch apart, leaving mortar as a prominent feature.

At one point in time, fireplaces were meant to have a necessary source of heat and energy for space, but with the connivances of modern heating and kitchen appliances, having a fireplace is not something that has to be done. However, electricity and kitchen appliances haven’t stopped fireplaces from remaining the center focal point of our homes. So this begs me to ask, is your fireplace worth being the focal point of your space?

Remodeling your fireplace can drastically improve the appearance of your home. Choosing to remodel your fireplace with natural stone, which is durable and heat-resistant, is sure to add value to your home. TileStone Distributors has helped so many people achieve their dream homes. Are you next? Our experts are standing by and would love to help you get your project started. Click here to contact us!