Natural Stone Veneer – Popular Choice For Fireplace Project
February 10, 2016
Fireplaces have traditionally been the centerpiece of a home. Before electricity, families relied on their fireplace as a source of heat and light. Today, fireplaces elicit memories of days past and many homeowners continue to enjoy them as a preferred source of warmth. To many people there’s nothing as relaxing and comforting as curling up by a blazing fire. Whether you have a gas or wood fireplace, using a stone product will help you highlight this beautiful feature of your home.
Natural stone veneer has become a popular choice over natural stone for fireplace projects. Homeowners prefer working with natural stone veneer because it provides a number of benefits without compromising the fireplace’s look or quality.
Fusion Stone offers consumers a lightweight alternative to heavy stone products. Made from high-quality, manufactured concrete and all-natural stone ingredients, even experts have trouble telling the difference between Fusion Stone and natural stone fireplaces.
Natural stones are very heavy on a home’s foundation. When you factor in the weight of the hearth, mantel and the surrounding stone you may find you need to reinforce your floor in order to work with natural stone, especially if your fireplace is on the second level of your home. Fusion Stone is a light-weight stone veneer product that looks and feels like natural stone but because it is thinner it is lighter and easier on your home’s foundation.
Affordable and Easy to Install
Fusion Stone is more affordable than natural stone. Since natural stone veneer is lighter and easier to work with it is faster and more affordable to install — you can even do it yourself. With Fusion Stone’s patented clip and screw system it is easy to install on virtually any wall surface including brick, concrete, wood and drywall. The DIY Fusion Stone kit makes installation fast and easy.
Safe for Fireplaces
Of course when you’re dealing with fireplaces you need to be extremely cognizant of the materials you use. Fusion Stone is non-combustible, non-flammable and meets building standards and codes, which is why it is approved by the CCMC (Canadian Construction Materials Centre).
Whether you’re changing the look of an existing indoor wood or gas fireplace or building an outdoor fireplace or fire pit you’ll find that Fusion Stone has a variety of stone types and colours to choose from. Thinking of giving your fireplace a facelift? Get started today and visit a Fusion Stone dealer near you.