Of course, the selection of fireplace materials is not limited by bricks and concrete. Learn more inspiring some ideas and recommendations from Part 2 of our post.
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Iron and steel
Such type of finishing can be either sophisticated and elegant or brutal and austere; the number of your feelings will depend on the amounts of steel and iron in your “hot friend”. When steel is represented only in small elements and information on the fireplace decoration it’s one thing, so when your interior fire pit is stylized as a cast iron wood stove and forms the centerpiece of the room, it really is quite one more thing.
Note: A metal fireplace gets hotter as rapidly as it gets cold. Therefore , the process of heat loss flows appropriately. Still, with regards to aesthetics preference is expressed for brick and stone finishes.
A stone fireplace can be an extremely durable and reliable project that, when designed and made properly, is expected to outlive the house it’s installed in. Besides obvious ecological safety, stone has such marvelous features as resistance to high ambient heat and deformation and a wonderful capability to conserve heat.
But high prices and rugged styling of this type of fireplace limit the use of stone to decoration of leading part only. However , there are a few possible variations: if a room with the fireplace is spacious and light, with enough daylight coming through big windows, you may even decorate the entire wall, from floor to ceiling, with stone. But when it comes to small and middle-sized spaces, you’d better not abuse this material – massive stones have the ability to “suppress” interiors and oppress people.
Ceramic decoration of a fireplace or its surround may become a piece of art in your interior. Needless to say, it’s quite time-consuming, however in the end you’ll be a proud owner of something one-of-a-kind. Such fireplaces remind of grand palace interiors, elegance and sophistication. Besides, this beauty gives warmth to your family room and your core.