There’s nothing like curling up in front of a roaring fire during the winter and a high quality fireplace also adds a stylish focal point to any room. There are many different materials and styles to choose from when it comes to your fireplace surround, and stone is popular amongst homeowners for many reasons.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a fireplace to your home, or updating your original model, read on to find out more about the many benefits of stone fireplaces.
Stone fireplaces are built to last and the material itself is incredibly strong and durable. If your stone surround is installed properly then it should last you for decades to come and it’s unlikely that you’ll need any major repairs.
A stone fireplace offers a timeless, classic appeal and it can even increase the overall value of your property. A hand carved stone surround looks elegant and you can match the stone to any existing features in your home, such as stone flooring or countertops.
Easy to maintain
Stone is incredibly durable so it’s not susceptible to heat damage, even after many years. Maintenance is minimal and in many cases all you need to do is gently clean off any build ups of soot or dust. Natural stone fireplaces are also sealed to protect the material and make it more resistant to stains or damage.
Stone fireplaces are more versatile than you might think and they’re available in a range of materials and designs to suit your home. Choose from materials like marble, granite or limestone depending on your taste, or come up with a bespoke design that fits all your requirements. Many stone surrounds are carved by hand from scratch, so you can design a pattern or shape that’s unique to you.
If you’re looking for a stone surround for your fireplace, get in touch with the experts at Wrights of Campden. We’re proud to offer bespoke, handcrafted stone surrounds made from the finest natural limestone, and we can customise our designs to suit you. For more information about our products or to discuss your ideas, don’t hesitate to give us a call or visit our website.