A fireplace hearth is an essential part of your fireplace. The hearth is both a safety feature and a decorative feature. Stonaa is a one stop stone shop in Melbourne and can help you find and create the perfect fireplace hearth to provide comfort, warmth, and an eye-catching display.
Fireplaces Don’t Need To Be Boring
Fireplaces can be a fantastic multi-functional piece. They keep you warm, they’re a beautiful decorative statement piece in a room, and the mantel is a great place to keep items on.
Use the fireplace hearth as both a safety feature and a design element in your home. They are fully customisable, so you can make it your own!
Many older houses have fireplaces that are outdated and in need of a refresh. Consider using stone in the hearth and on the wall to give it some character and suit your style perfectly.
Use Stone To Revamp Your Fireplace Hearth
The best materials for fireplace hearths are: fire and heat resistant, non-combustible, and durable. We recommend Granite and Marble. The best thing about stone is that it is incredibly durable and low maintenance. Most stones are resistant to mould and water damage, so you’ll only have to wipe it down occasionally. However, due to the porous nature of many stones, especially marble, it will need to be sealed before use to prevent soot from settling in.
Natural stone works well in a fireplace as it absorbs, stores, and radiates heat ensuring the heat doesn’t escape and instead continues to warm up your room. The long lifespan will have your natural stone weathering well and even get better looking with age.
Granite Is A Great Option For Your Fireplace
Granite is a very durable material for your hearth and can come in a range of colours, textures, and patterns. It will need to be laid in separate slabs though as granite expands as it heats and contacts as it cools. It’s very efficient at conducting heat and keeping your room warm. Ideal for modern looks. It’s non-combustible and hard wearing.
We have a range of colours to suit any aesthetic! Keep things light with our Colonial White. Or bring the night sky inside with our Black Galaxy.
Marble is also another good option for your fireplace. Marble looks sleek and is easy to clean. It’s highly heat resistant, being able to absorb the heat, making it perfect for any type of fireplace. It is susceptible to scratching, so make sure to treat this carefully.
Complete The Look With Stone Wall-Cladding
Natural stone cladding can be used to decorate and protect the area on the wall around the fireplace and along the chimney breast. Wall-cladding is small sections of tile that have been glued together and mounted on a backboard for simple and easy installation.
Stone wall-cladding immediately draws your eye and becomes a feature point in the room. You can decide between tiling the whole length of the chimney breast or just a section around the hearth.
The styles for wall-cladding are endless! For a more traditional, cottage style look opt for cladding with organic patterns made from stones in odd sizes and shapes. For a more modern look head in the direction of cladding with rectangular stones stacked in neat rows. If you want your cladding to stand out and make an impact, choose dark colours such as blacks and greys. If you’d prefer a more toned-down look opt for taupes, whites, or mahoganies.
Stonaa is the Name to Trust for Fireplace Hearths in Melbourne
Explore Stonaa’s wide variety of styles and patterns for fireplaces and let us help you choose the best Fireplace Hearth for your living space. With more than 20 years of experience as stone wholesalers in Melbourne, we will guide you through the whole process from idea to installation. Don’t hesitate to contact Stonaa for an obligation free consultation. Give our team a call today at 0423 402 274.