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How To Create A Professional Looking Stone Fireplace.

To most homeowners what counts the most when remodeling a part of the house is definitely the look. There are a few ways to make or remodel a stone fireplace and make it look professionally and carefully done.

For some, hiring a mason or a fireplace company may not seem expensive but for most households, particularly today, any bill not paid to a contractor is one that can be used to make our lives more enjoyable.

Let’s say you are one of the fortunate ones who can afford to hire a company.

One thing to make sure is that the materials they will be using are of the highest quality. If they use real stone you need to ask what they will do to the substrate in order to avoid the settling of the stones and eventual cracks. In most cases there is a need for a wire-mesh where the stones are glued or applied with mortar.

  • Some products have stone corner pieces that can be used on the fireplace corners.
    Make sure they do not cut some flat stones to place in these areas as they will not look right.

For those who cannot afford to hire a contractor.

  • You may use heavy stone or go with faux stone products. These are now taking over other material types
    With faux stone you can create a professional fireplace on your own and use the money you would have spent with a mason toward other projects or toward a college loan for your kids.
  • Make sure to shop around for the best quality stone. You can easily get higher quality for the same price of other lower-end products.
  • Ask about the warranty and the return policies.
  • Measure carefully the surface to cover and ask the seller to calculate the quintiles for you.

All in all you can use both methods to create a professionally-looking fireplace but make sure to order samples before making any decision. Also don’t forget to get quotes in writing!