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Ideas and Photos: Stone Fireplace Surrounds
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... straight-on angle.
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.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
02 of 08
Dry-Stacked Stone Fireplace Surround
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.
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03 of 08
Stone Fireplace Surround For a Rustic, Country-Inn Look
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."
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04 of 08
Stone Fireplace Surrounds: A Marriage of Modern and Traditional
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.
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05 of 08
River Rock Stone Fireplace Surrounds
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.
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06 of 08
Dry-Fit Ledgestone Stone Fireplace Surround
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.
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07 of 08
Stone Fireplace Surrounds: Ledgestone
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.
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08 of 08
Stone Fireplace Surrounds: Quick Stack
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.