Marble and Stone Fireplace Guide | Ember's Heating Studio
Marble and Stone Fireplace Guide from Ember's Heating Studio

Marble & Stone Guide

Limestone

This is a popular choice for fireplaces due to its natural look & versatile nature, limestone is the most sought after material with many variations available. As a natural material it may contain natural veins, fissures, fossils & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Granite

Durable and non-flammable, its no wonder that granite is the most popular choice for hearth. Its hard wearing, scratch resistant and choice of natural colours and markings throughout. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Slate

Popular choice especially for use with stoves, Its easy to clean & the colour can be enhanced with an application of slate oil. And can be used to enhance the natural characteristics inherently found in slate. A finish described as Riven has a cleft surface which has been split by hand to create a unique piece each time. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout. No two Slabs or Hearths are the same. Variations in colour, shading and texture are to be expected.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Travertine

Its a natural Material which started out as Limestone but metamorphosis due to intense pressure & high temperatures into a beautiful material. A highly and porous material characterised by its distinctive “holes”. Its available with holes filled, giving a smooth finish. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Natural Marble

Strikingly beautiful with natural colours & veining making each piece totally unique, some have been created over 200 million years ago. Natural Marble has the wow factor and is available in a large choice of colours and shades. Its softer than granite but may be better suited to compliment hole in the wall fire. As a Natural product it may contain variations such as fossils, fissures & variations in colour throughout.

It’s suitable for use with Solid fuel, high efficiency, gas & electric fires and Stoves.

Quartz

Man made product made up from quartz pigments and resin to create an artificial & uniform material given a wide range of choice of colours and finishes.

Unsuitable for solid fuel fires and stoves.

Microgain / Micromarble / Conglomorate

Is a man made marble comprising crushed marble mixed with resin to create a uniform effect and colour. Very suitable for gas fires and electric fires

Unsuitable for solid fuel fires and stoves .