Refacing a brick fireplace
Hello and hoping someone out there has some info for me. We have just finished painting our fireplace mantel and wood surround and now the red brick on the fireplace and hearth looks awful. I'd like a one-piece (slab, if you will) of some hard surface to cover it, such as granite but wondering if there is any other type of hard, heat resistant type of stone or stone-like and not in tile form to cover the brick (less expensive than granite), otherwise I think we'll just go the granite route. Has anyone covered their fireplaces in granite or granite-like product? and any other info you can provide would be appreciated!