Monday, 9 July 2012

How Do I Choose The Correct Fireplace Material For My Fire?

Limestone

Portuguese Limestone
Portuguese limestone is a natural stone cut straight from the earth. The stone is a sedimentary limestone with characteristic darker veins and lighter background, intermingled with fossils and blooms. This limestone suite is pre-sealed and manufactured from 100% natural material.
Gallery limestone suites are constructed from Portuguese limestone, which is a natural material so each piece is unique and will contain veining, fossils and ‘blooms’ which are not defects.
If you want a more consistent look to your fireplace, choose from either one of our micro-grained marble fireplaces or a jurastone suite.
Aegean Limestone
Agean Limestone is manufactured from 100% natural material, as such the mantel you purchase will be unique due to variations in fossil formation, veining and colour. Agean limestone surrounds such as the Gallery Sienna tend to be pre-sealed.

 

Marble

Carrera Marble
Carrera Marble is highly polished marble with grey veining on a lighter back ground, being a natural product no two Carrara mantels are the same. Carrara marble mantels are made from a single block by a quarry and then cut into slabs and crafted into the surround. Manufacturer's such as Montpellier excel in creating high-quality natural marble fireplaces
Perla MarbleMicro Marble is an engineered stone, manufactured from crushed marble and specially developed resins. Micro marble is a fine grained man made marble which gives a smooth polished surface and a consistent colour. A large number of Bemodern fireplaces are made of micro-marble, giving you the choice of more than one colour.


Cast Iron Arch Finishes

Traditional Finish
Traditional or Antique Finish is a painted and buffed graphite finish that emulates the traditional black lead polish.





Black Finish
Black Finish is a painted matt black finish. Both the traditional and the black finishes are most appropriate for multi fuel applications as polished finishes can tarnish with high temperatures.




Highlighted Finish
Highlighted Finish is where certain elements of the casting are polished on a black painted background. Although suitable for use with multi fuel, highlight finish may tarnish with high temperatures.




Full Polished
Full Polished is, as the name suggests, where the entire product is polished. Although suitable for use with multi fuel, full polished finish may tarnish with high temperatures. Chrome finishes are not suitable for multi fuel fires.

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