Update: Natural Stone Fireplace Surrounds


Homeowners enjoy having a fireplace in their homes to add warmth to a living space. Installing a fireplace not only warms up a room, but it also increases the value of a home. According to Angie’s List, real estate agents see almost 70 percent value increase if a household contains a fireplace. Some homeowners are even willing to pay more for these cozy focal points. 

When it comes to adding a fireplace to your next construction project or renovation, Firenze International would recommend considering granite, marble or quartzite stone for your fireplace. It will make your fireplace the focal point of any room but also create a lasting impact. Get inspired on your next project with these benefits of using natural stone slabs


When you’re designing a fireplace, you want to include material that will complement your client’s style but also durable. A fireplace needs material that is fire resistant. It should withstand flames and high temperatures. It’s recommended to look for noncombustible stones, and natural stone is perfect! 

Natural stone slabs like granite, quartzite and marble are perfect kinds of stone that can withstand high temperatures. Homeowners will not have to worry about the fireplace surroundings getting damaged with the heat and having to get replaced. They will last many years with little to no maintenance. 

Complements any style

Natural stone has been used in designs for many centuries, and it’s still popular today. Granite, marble, quartzite is timeless and fits any style. Whether it’s shabby chic, minimalism or farmhouse, you can find a natural stone that will complement their style. 

Creating one of a kind style for any home is easy with natural stone. No two stones are the same. Whether you’re looking at incorporating granite, marble or quartzite, they all have their unique patterns and colors. Granite comes in a more extensive range of colors like whites, blacks, browns, blues and reds! Marble and quartzite are available in whites and grey tones. The possibilities are endless!

Low maintenance 

One thing that homeowners love more than anything is low maintenance. They don't want to be continually worrying about quickly something like their fireplace getting damaged. Finding a material that will be easy to clean and maintenance is vital nowadays. 

Natural stone reassures homeowners about low maintenance. It's a durable material that will stand the heat and easy to clean. To take care of it, homeowners need to remove dust and dirt from it using a soft microfiber cloth. They wash it with warm water to remove any soot. Or use natural stone cleaners that are safe for the surface of the stone. 

Create that focal point your clients want in their living or family room with natural stone slabs. It's durable, stylish and meets homeowners' maintenance standards. Need help finding the correct stone or high-quality stone, contact us! At Firenze International, we have a warehouse with over 2,000 slabs of stone from where to choose. Contact us to see how we can help you out on your next project. 

At Firenze International, we offer a wide selection of beautiful and durable natural stone! We also have an experienced board of advisers with over 100 years of experience in the natural stone industry. If you have clients in search of natural stone or looking to start a kitchen or home renovation project this summer, contact us and we would love to help you and your clients find the natural stone countertops, backsplashes and hardscaping of their dreams!


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