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30 Gorgeous And Sophisticated Marble Fireplaces
A fireplace is mostly a centerpiece in any room, it generates warmth and coziness, and its decor and look is extremely important to make it even more attractive. A fireplace can be surrounded with various materials: stone, tiles, concrete, metal and so on. I’d like to share some ideas on marble fireplaces and mantels and some pros and cons that may arise if you choose this luxurious material.
A marble fireplace is a good choice because marble is an attractive stone that will act as an eye-catching centerpiece to any room. Marble comes in a variety of colors, which means a marble hearth can fit into a variety of room color schemes and aesthetics. The marble hearth will be relatively durable, though not as durable as stone, brick, or concrete. The material itself is readily available in most areas, though many areas will have to import marble, which can drive up cost and delivery time.
One advantage to a marble hearth is the fact that it is heat resistant. This means that any debris or stray embers from a stove or fireplace will not cause combustion on the stone, which may help prevent fires in the house.
a beautiful and airy living room done in cremay shades, with a white marble fireplace, a statement artwork and a round coffee table
a beautiful and catchy modern living room with a built-in white marble fireplace, a built-in TV, built-in shelves, white and grey furniture and a wood slice table
a large non-working fireplace clad with white marble tiles all over, with candle lanterns and firewood in a vase
a light-filled and welcoming living room with a marble clad built-in fireplace with a wooden mantel
a luxurious living room with a faux fireplace clad with black marble that brings more chic to the space
a chic mid-century modern space with a black marble fireplace and a wood clad niche with shelves next to it
In fact, cost is one of the major drawbacks of the marble hearth. It is much more expensive than other materials such as concrete, brick, or stone, though some marble can be found at a good price. Other options include faux marble, which is not made from marble at all but is instead meant to look like marble. These faux materials are not as durable as real marble, which is not very durable itself compared to other hearth materials. Marble is easy to clean, however, as dust and grit generally come off using just a damp rag or duster.
Marble is a porous stone, however, meaning it is prone to stains from spills or other liquids, so be careful with that. Houses with pets in them may want to consider keeping the pets away from the marble fireplace to prevent urine stains or other messes. Marble can also chip fairly easily, and repairing the chips in the stone can be a big project, though not impossible. Voila, these are all advantages and disadvantages of marble fireplaces, will you go for this beautiful and timeless material around your fireplace? Tell us in the comments below.
a luxurious living room with a large marble slab with a built-in fireplace and a TV is the centerpiece of the room
a luxurious living room with white and wooden furniture and a grey and white marble fireplace is a stylish and cool space
a modern chic living room with a fireplace clad with brown marble, with a glass table and a blue sofa is dreamy
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a neutral elegant space with a white marble clad fireplace, lavender chairs and touches of brass for more chic
a neutral living room with dove grey walls and built-in shelves, a white sofa and a bench, a fireplace clad with black marble
a neutral luxurious living room with a marble clad built-in fireplace and refined leather and velvet furniture