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Anyone have a cast stone fireplace surround?

Posted by ksd51 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 18, 09 at 3:05

I am redoing my fireplace and am considering the surround (mantel, legs, and hearth) in cast stone. I am not quite sure how I feel about it. It is a tuscan style, not ornate at all, and seems more contempory than wood. It will go in my family room. I like the style, but am not sure about the finish. It is a rough finish and is supposed to resemble stone, similar to travertine. If I get it , I am planning to go with a light shade, but wonder if it looks unfinished. I know it is supposed to look that way, but I am not quite sure how I feel about it. Any comments? Anyone familiar with this type of fireplace? Would love to hear from any of you who have a cast stone fireplace. Do you like it? How do you feel about the finish? Are there any maintance issue with the finish? I understand that they are very sturdy. Thanks in advance for your comments.

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RE: Anyone have a cast stone fireplace surround?

I'm not sure what you mean when you say cast stone. I've looked at a couple of different stone fireplaces. Most of them aren't contemporary looking. I'm going with a more tuscan design in my home and I've decided on Terrathena.

Check out Le Chateau on their custom fireplace versions.
Also check out

Here is a link that might be useful: Terrathena Stone Fireplace Surrounds

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