Fireplace mantels are known to transform a boring fireplace into a stunning focal point. Fireplace mantles can complement and enhance the design style in any home. Fireplace surrounds and mantels are available in a variety of materials but in this area we find the trend is for paint grade wood.
What’s the difference between a fireplace mantel and a fireplace surround?
Mantels are often called a mantel shelf, these refer to a shelf-like piece above a fireplace that usually serves a decorative purpose. A fireplace mantle is often seen “floating” on the wall above the opening.
Fireplace surrounds surround the opening on three sides, the top piece typically being a mantel. Simple fireplace surrounds bring a clean, modern touch to the room, whereas layering a combination of materials will add depth and texture to your space.