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Why Natural Stone is the Best Choice for a Fireplace

April 03, 2020   |   By


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Here at Stamford Stone, we are natural stone suppliers. We believe the properties of natural stone make it a premier choice for your home’s interior design. Not only is the beauty of natural stone timeless, but its durability makes it stand the test of time, even in the busiest households.

In this post, we’re going to focus on why natural stone is the best choice for a fireplace.

1. The Beauty of Natural Stone

Natural stone is a popular choice for architects and interior designers worldwide because of its aesthetic appeal. The varying tones of natural stone can be used to match the atmosphere of any home. Our natural limestone can complement a range of palettes, from honey and creams, to greys and browns. Take a look at our brochure to view our range.

2. The Durability of Natural Stone

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As interior stone suppliers, we know you’re looking for designs that will last. This is one of the major reasons why stone is such a wonderful choice for enhancing your interior design. Stone is resistant to heavy wear, even in the more active of households, and is easy to maintain. The appearance of stone doesn’t diminish over time, and stone isn’t prone to natural decay. Put simply, stone lasts.

3. The Individual Touch

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Brick fireplaces – the main competitor of the stone fireplace – have several disadvantages compared to stone. One of these is the fact that brickwork is far more limited than stone design. Stone lends itself well to non-standard sizes and unique designs. As the patterns in stone are individually carved, they can be truly special.

Brilliant, responsive, thoughtful…Stamford Stone came up with great suggestions for a non-standard sized fireplace, cut and delivered some beautiful stone and provided real value for money. The room now looks fantastic and I’m in love with the final result!


And far beyond the uniqueness brought to natural stone fireplaces by the way they are carved and installed, you’ll find that no two natural stone designs will ever be the same. This is because the composition and natural formation of the stone creates different patterns and colourings that makes each and every slab entirely unique.

4. Easy Maintenance

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Soot and dirt can quickly mar some types of fireplaces. Brick fireplaces are porous, which make them difficult to clean. They can quickly start to look grimy. On the other hand, sealant can be applied to natural stone to act as a barrier against dirt. A simple cloth and warm water are enough to keep a natural stone fireplace sparkling. Brickwork takes much more regular and timely maintenance to stay looking new.

5. Better Heat Retention

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As natural stone suppliers, we’re keen to promote the thermal properties of stone. Natural stone retains and radiates heat. This makes it an efficient choice for heating your home. A stone fireplace can save on the costs of fuelling your fire and heating your home. Stone can absorb heat and release it slowly, meaning a quick blast of heat can last far longer than with alternative fireplace materials.

6. It’s the ‘Little Black Dress’ of Fireplaces

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When you choose a natural stone fireplace, you don’t push your design towards traditional or modern, it can blend seamlessly with any style. Whether modern, minimalist and chic, or a traditional country home, complements the interior design around it.

7. Natural Stone Suppliers are Local to You

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Sustenance and environmental concern are factors that more and more customers are taking into account. We’ve found our customers are looking to responsibly source their natural stone. Fortunately, we’re interior stone suppliers right on your doorstep. We operate two quarries in Lincolnshire and practice sustainable quarrying. 95% of our block stone never travels more than 20 miles to our production site. Furthermore, 85% of our haulage takes place in house, using a modern fleet with efficient Euro5 diesel engines so we’re able to combine journeys where possible to save fuel.

Choose Stamford Stone as Your Interior Stone Suppliers

We are incredibly proud of our fireplace collection. We offer the best in precast and entirely bespoke natural stone fireplaces. Stamford Stone can cater to every vision, including non-standard fireplace sizes and custom designs.

We definitely recommend taking a look at our gallery of completed fireplace installations to spark your imagination.

Get in Touch with Stamford Stone

And, if you’re thinking of installing or upgrading your fireplace, we hope you’ll get in touch with us. We’re proud natural stone suppliers with a long history of excellence in design and superior customer service.