From time immemorial, the crackling glow of fireplaces have warmed not only homes but hearts. Close-knit families have gathered about it, and lovers have made vows before it. Even in homes where such notions are now considered old-fashioned, a fireplace still stands as a silent memorial to natural, aesthetic beauty. So how can you help your fireplace reach it’s full potential and how do you benefit?
Let’s face it, due to the size of a fireplace, it is generally impractical to hide it out of sight by dropping a curtain or shoving a sofa in front of it. Therefore, since it will inevitably draw attention, it needs to make a large contribution to the decor of your home rather than detract from it. For this reason, a stacked stone fireplace is the style of choice for many. Why?
Why choose stacked stone for a fireplace?
Stacked Stone fireplace installations consistently convey the feeling of a connection to nature. This, in turn, makes us feel more “at home” when we are in our home. This is due, in part, to the natural warmth and texture inherent in stone products. Moreover, a by-product of using stacked stone for your fireplace is that the universal appeal of stone translates to a higher resale value for your home. It also makes the interior design more attractive to the potential buyer.
The benefits do not stop there. Are you striving to be more energy efficient while warming your home? A stacked stone fireplace can assist you in making your fireplace more heat efficient. Since stone absorbs heat and then radiates it, you can more efficiently heat your home no matter what type of fuel you opt to use in your fireplace. Yet another benefit is that the stone increases the durability of your fireplace.
Installing stacked stone
What about the installation? Installing a stacked stone fireplace veneer need not be labor intensive or extremely costly. This is because stacked stone is installed in panels rather than individually. The installation steps include preparing the surface to which you install it and obtaining the proper adhesive. You also need to calculate what size panels you will need for your particular installation. There are other considerations with regard to style, such as what colour or stone type you prefer.
At TFO we have the expertise and top quality products to maximize the beauty of your stacked stone fireplace while minimizing the costs. Drop by our Sydney showroom or compare prices and place and order stack stone online.