The Installation of a Stone Fireplace Surround

A stone fireplace surround can provide your home with an excellent boost in aesthetics. This type of design for a fireplace in Chantilly works particularly well in homes that feature rural themes. Watch this video clip to learn a bit about the installation of a stone fireplace surround.

The installation of a stone fireplace surround requires an artistic eye and some skill when it comes to mixing and matching. You will first have to plan out the way you want your fireplace surround to appear and then outline its form. It is important to keep the location and position of the mantle in mind when laying out the stone. After laying down an initial coat of mortar you can briefly sweep it to add some texture and then add pieces of stone, shaping them manually as you go. Consider alternating colors and shapes in order to complete one cohesive fireplace aesthetic.