Limestone and marble can be used to manufacture bespoke fire surrounds, and both can significantly improve the appearance of your home. Additionally, both materials almost guarantee to survive for decades with routine maintenance, which makes it challenging to decide which one to purchase. For that reason, we’ve detailed the pros and cons of each material below as well as explained why limestone fire surrounds are becoming increasingly popular across the UK.
At Wrights of Campden, we’re a leading supplier of bespoke limestone fire surrounds in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. If you’d like to discuss the benefits of limestone in person, then you should visit our workshop or give us a call.
Limestone is a highly versatile material that usually comes in neutral colours ranging from white to beige and blue. Because it’s relatively easy for professional stonemasons to carve limestone, it can be used to create both contemporary and traditional fire surrounds. However, because of their soft, warm and natural appearance, limestone fire surrounds are usually more suitable for people with subtle tastes.
Marble, on the other hand, usually appears bolder and more traditional than limestone. While marble is available in more colours than limestone, many people say that it looks too extravagant and a little over-the-top in homes with a contemporary style. If you want your home to feel welcoming rather than intimidating, you might want to choose limestone.
Maintenance and Durability
Limestone and marble are porous materials, meaning you need to seal them to protect them against moisture and stains. You should also stick to using neutral cleaning solutions and avoid using any cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners and paper towels, that could cause scratches. However, both materials can easily survive for decades provided you take care of them correctly.
Limestone is almost always more affordable than marble despite the fact that it’s just as durable and attractive, depending on your tastes. Plus, not only is limestone a more cost-effective material than marble but it’s also easier to work with, meaning limestone fire surrounds usually cost less to install.
We aim to remain the best-value supplier of top-quality limestone fire surrounds in Gloucester and the wider UK. If you’d like to peruse our limestone in person, then we encourage you to contact us to book an appointment.
Marble vs. Limestone Fire Surrounds: The Verdict
Choosing between marble and limestone fireplaces usually comes down to personal preference, but if you want your home to appear elegantly contemporary, limestone is probably the most suitable choice for you. We have a broad range of limestone fireplaces for sale, each of which is customisable to meet your particular requirements. If you want to discuss your needs or the benefits of limestone fireplace surrounds with a trained specialist, then we welcome you to contact us on 01386 700 497 and arrange a meeting for further insight.