Stone for Fireplace DIY Installation is Possible
Using manufactured stone veneer in stone for fireplace installations makes sense not only from an affordability point of view, where stone veneer is much less expensive than real stone, but also from the standpoint of ease of installation. Because of its lighter weight when compared to real stone, manufactured stone veneer is easier to handle and will not usually require structural modifications to your home. In comparison, the weight of natural stone may require reinforcement or reinforcing supports in order to add real stone to a fireplace, surround, mantel and/or wall. With fireplace stone veneer, which is much less expensive to purchase than real stone, its lightweight properties are such that it can be installed over most existing surfaces without structural reinforcing.
DESIGN TRENDS ARE USING MANUFACTURED STONE FOR FIREPLACE MORE AND MORE
Architects and designers are today using modern fireplace stone in its many available combinations of colour and textures, as well as sizes, to make visual statements in family rooms, offices and kitchens. Due to the wide variety of available combinations in colours ad materials, homeowners are benefiting from manufactured fireplace stone in more installations with creative designs then ever before. These creations enhance the inherent qualities of fireplace stone in providing a warm and impressive appearance to any installation.
BEING COST EFFECTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY
Fireplace stone veneers available from Stone Selex are easy to install and can use a panel type installation feature to speed installations unavailable for real stone. Fireplace stone installation can be done by most DIY capable individuals. With a consistent quality and look of manufactured stone, the lighter weight means that stone for fireplace installations can be quicker and therefore less expensive than for real stone alternatives. The lighter weight also contributes to a lower carbon footprint for greater environmental friendliness than for real stone installations.
Stone Selex head office is based in the Greater Toronto Area and distributes stone and brick veneer throughout Ontario and Quebec, serving Acton, Barrie, Belleville, Brampton, Brantford, Brockville, Burlington, Cambridge, Chatham, Charlottetown, Clarington, Concord, Cornwall, Drummondville, Erin, Etobicoke, Gatineau, Georgetown, Granby, Guelph, Hamilton, Hudson, Innisfil, Joliette, Kawartha Lakes, Kent, King City, Kingston, Kitchener, Lac St-Jean, Laval, Leamington, Longueuil, London, Maple, Markham, Midland, Milton, Mirabel, Mississauga, Montreal, Muskoka, Niagara Falls, Norfolk, North Bay, North York, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Oakville, Orillia, Oshawa, Ottawa, Owen Sound, Quebec, Repentigny, Richmond Hill, Rimouski , Rivière-du-Loup, Sept-Îles, Saguenay, Saint-Charles-Borromée, Saint-Georges, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur- Richelieu, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Scarborough, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, St. Catharines, Stratford, Sudbury, Terrebonne, Thetford Mines, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, Trois- Rivières, Unionville, Val-d’Or, Victoriaville, Waterloo, Welland, Whitby, Willowdale, Windsor, Woodbridge, Woodstock, and surrounding areas.