About Stone Fireplaces
Stone fireplaces are produced in a variety of different styles, and the major designs can usually be adapted to both types of set-ups, coal powered and gas burning. In a traditional, old-fashioned set-up that burns coal and sends the resulting fumes up a chimney, stone fireplaces also contain the burning pile safely. If the user has installed a more modern solution that is powered by mains gas, design elements can be included in a stone fireplace that mimic the look and feel of burning coals. Glow-effect fireplaces emit light in a manner that looks similar to glowing embers.
Fireplaces that are made entirely out of stone are popular in homes that want a traditional look, but many stone fireplaces are also manufactured with other materials for a more modern two-tone effect. If a specific size of fireplace is required, building services are available that can use raw materials and stones to create fireplaces that match specific home owner requirements, this can be an effective way of regenerating an existing fireplace that is in need of repair. In a similar manner, a complete fireplace front is usually ready to be fitted directly in front of an existing chimney.
For fireplaces that need to give out light with a mock coal effect, it may be necessary to purchase replacement ceramic coals when existing materials become chipped and worn. High-quality ceramic coals also conduct heat energy efficiently, and they allow home owners to heat the surrounding area efficiently. For any type of coal, gas or electric fireplace, fire guards are available that prevent children from getting too close to the dangerous source of heat.