Incorporating a fireplace into any space in your home is a surefire way to send the warmth and coziness of the space through the roof. If you’ve been considering adding a fireplace and started browsing the options, you already know just how many options there are. Today we’ll cover cast stone fireplaces, and why you should consider it as a front runner in your decision-making process.
What is a cast stone fireplace?
You might have already come across a cast stone fireplace in your research. It goes by quite a few other names like faux stone, man made stone, or even precast fireplace. It’s made by using an aggregate material like concrete poured into a cast and then allowed to dry. Different aggregate materials are used in the process and can impact the final name of the product.
What are the advantages of a cast stone fireplace?
A cast stone fireplace offers many advantages compared to other products. It easily passes any fire codes since the cast stone is fire resistant. It’s also a much lighter burden to bear than real stone. It’s very easy to install and comes pre-tinted based on your color choices. You can also choose from a variety of finished textures.
How are they made?
Cast stone fireplaces can be made in one solid piece, or in a few pieces that are installed together. The aggregate is tinted to your specification before it’s poured into the cast and texture is added before installation. A knowledgeable fireplace installer can help you to figure out exactly what you need for the planned space and provide sealing after installation
Choosing a design
Because cast stone fireplaces are often custom made for a space, you’re limited only by your imagination. This product can be as simple or ornate as the room allows for it to be and in practically any color or texture you could want. And whatever decisions you make, it’s sure to keep you and your family cozy and warm for many years to come.