8 Warm, Cozy Stone Fireplace Surrounds

  • 01 of 08

    Ideas and Photos: Stone Fireplace Surrounds

    Stone Veneer Fireplace
    (c) Eldorado Stone

    All of the stone fireplace surrounds in this photo gallery are stone veneer. So, rather than stone being the structure for the fireplace, the structure is of another material such as brick or cinderblock. Thin stone, real or artificial, is veneered on top of the fireplace.

    What Are We Looking At?

    Stone profile is Cliffstone, color is Mesquite. Be sure to take a look at the Eldorado Stone site for a close-up of the profile. Like any fireplace, it looks a bit different when you see it from a...MORE straight-on angle.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Eldorado Stone--in business since 1969. Eldorado is one of the big names in architectural stone. Their tagline "The Most Believable Architectural Stone Veneer in the World" just about sums it up.

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  • 02 of 08

    Dry-Stacked Stone Fireplace Surround

    Dry Stacked Stone Fireplace Surrounds
    (c) Eldorado Stone

    Profile is LedgeCut 33, color is Birch. The installation technique here is called dry-stacked, meaning that there is no grout between the stones. However, there is mortar behind the fireplace surround, which attaches it to the fireplace structure.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Eldorado Stone

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  • 03 of 08

    Stone Fireplace Surround For a Rustic, Country-Inn Look

    Stone Fireplace Surround Idea
    (c) Eldorado Stone

    I think this is what a stone fireplace should look like. To me, it evokes a feeling of a French country inn or, closer to home, a cabin somewhere along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington/Oregon.

    Profile is Custom Blend of Willow Shadow Rock and River Gorge Country Rubble. The grout color is custom made to match PMS 7500 C. PMS stands for "Pantone Matching System."

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Eldorado Stone

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  • 04 of 08

    Stone Fireplace Surrounds: A Marriage of Modern and Traditional

    Stone Fireplace Surround
    (c) Eldorado Stone

    Hands down my favorite Eldorado stone fireplace. The smooth, contemporary lines of the mantel provide a cool contrast to the rustic stone above and alongside it.

    Stone profile is Rustic Ledge, color is Sawtooth.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Eldorado Stone

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  • 05 of 08

    River Rock Stone Fireplace Surrounds

    River Rock Fireplace Surround
    ©2011 Boral Stone Products LLC

    Along with Eldorado, Cultured Stone is another important and old manufacturer of veneer stone. They've been in business since 1962.

    Earthblend River Rock: This is a departure from other stone fireplace surrounds we've seen so far. These roundish stones range from 2" to 14" diameter and are meant to resemble stones tumbled smooth by raging rivers.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Cultured Stone

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  • 06 of 08

    Dry-Fit Ledgestone Stone Fireplace Surround

    Ledgestone Fireplace Surround Veneer
    ©2011 Boral Stone Products LLC

    This is Cultured Stone's Country Ledgestone; color is Chardonnary. Unfortunately, this room's garish colors distract from the stone's true beauty. If you are at all interested in a dry-fit ledgestone surround, I urge you to look at the Cultured Stone site for a close-up shot of this gorgeous product.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Cultured Stone

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  • 07 of 08

    Stone Fireplace Surrounds: Ledgestone

    Coronado Veneer Stone
    © Copyright 1997-2006 Coronado Stone Co.

    Coronado Stone has been producing stone veneer for over half a century. Unlike other veneers that are available only at specialty dealers, you'll find Coronado Stone products at Lowe's.

    Stone is Eastern Mountain Ledge, in Carmel Mountain color.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Coronado Stone

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  • 08 of 08

    Stone Fireplace Surrounds: Quick Stack

    Coronado Quick Stack Veneer
    © Copyright 1997-2006 Coronado Stone Co.

    Coronado is a major supplier of stone veneer for large commercial projects. Time being at a premium for fast-moving commercial jobs, the stone veneer has to be able to be installed with little fuss. Coronado's Quick Stack series was developed to save effort and time, and homeowners can benefit from it, too.

    Shown here is Quick Stack in Carmel Mountain.

    Manufacturer/Supplier

    Coronado Stone