Stone surrounds come in many different stones and designs. From the smooth finish of Portuguese limestone to the ever-increasingly popular coarser finishes of sandstone, stone continues to be the material of choice for many new homes. The surrounds are shown with variety of different fires and most of them can be adapted to fit different styles of fire and usually the openings can be altered to the appropriate size.
The beauty of a marble fireplace has been recognised for many years. The composite marbles that are available combine the beauty of natural marbles with a greater consistency and colour matching. Due to the fact that marble is non-combustible, the surrounds can be constructed to a much smaller scale than a wood surround, making them perfect for that tiny chimney breast.
Wood surrounds come in all shapes and sizes and in a huge variety of different woods. Natural oak designs are very popular, matching the current trends of floor coverings. Interiors for wooden mantels range from traditional cast iron and tiles to stunning marble, micro marble, granites and stones to give a clean finish.