If you have been longing for a nice feature to bring warmth and style to your home, or you are looking to update your existing fireplace, you will need masonry materials for the job. Having a functioning and beautiful fireplace is a must for the winter, and you have several options for the types of materials you want to make it happen. Here are some of the choices you have for masonry materials for your fireplace.
High-Class Marble and Limestone
You can make a statement in your home with a marble or limestone fireplace as the centerpiece. Both are elegant and sleek and come in a variety of colors and styles. For example you can have coated limestone or stacked limestone for a simple look, or it can be carved with ornate designs. Limestone can be porous and prone to scratches, but coated marble is easy to clean. Keep in mind that repairs can be more expensive, so it might not be ideal for households with large families and pets.
Classic Brick and Granite
Brick is pretty much the standard for any fireplace. It is durable, reliable, and always in style. You won’t have to fuss with cleaning and repairs as much as with other materials, and bricks are among the best for heat and cold resistance, which makes them ideal for indoor and outdoor use in winter. Granite has a more modern look and, with proper sealing, it is equal to if not better than brick as far as durability and ease of care.
If you opt for a less expensive material, you won’t have to worry about losing quality. Tile fireplaces are a great look that can fit any budget. Slate and travertine are two of the best materials for tiling a fireplace. Slate has a rustic charm to its look while travertine is very versatile. Both materials require a little bit of maintenance to keep them at their best. Slate will need to be cleaned regularly and travertine can scratch easily. Consider the pros and cons of these masonry materials to decide which will be the best fit for your home.
Masonry Contracting from Del Prete Masonry
If you are ready to upgrade your home with beautiful limestone or marble, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.