About Fire Surrounds
Nothing enhances the look and atmosphere of a dining room or living room more than an elegant and stylish fire surround.
Whether supplied with an integrated gas or electric fire or simply as a freestanding unit, a well designed and attractive fire surround will always add something to a room.
Fire surrounds are available in different materials and many different designs. Some fire surrounds are simply screwed to the wall, which obviously makes fitting easier, some require a degree of skill and need to be sealed against the wall in a suitable manner.
Fire surrounds can be made of wood, metal and of course, marble. The marble can be either plain or decorative but prospective purchasers should always check that there are no chips or cracks.
If a hearth is required, as is often the case, buyers should check whether or not the heart is included in the cost of the fire surround. Some fire surrounds include the hearth as an integral part of the surround?s structure.
Fire surrounds are also available with electric fires or electric fan fires built into the hearth. Some of these fires will have flame effects and even decorative coal.
Wooden fire surrounds can be made from oak, pine or hardwood and can be amongst the most elegant of all the designs available.
Purchasers should always check measurements and installation requirements carefully before the final purchase is concluded.