December is here!
Time to cozy up with friends and family to celebrate the holidays. And there’s no better place to gather than ‘round a stone-clad fireplace or fire pit crafted from eye-catching stone.
Stone, be it granite, marble, or slate, provides style and durability—a winning combo for a fireplace or outdoor fire pit. Whether you’re hanging stockings or lighting a menorah on the mantle, natural and sintered stone can create a jolly hearth for any home.
To make your holiday sizzle, here are some crackling fireplace looks inspired by stone.
Classic Marble Mantel
Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like a garland hung on a mantelpiece. A traditional marble surround provides a timeless space for warming up on chilly nights, or during an unexpected Texas freeze.
“Classic” doesn’t have to mean “old-fashioned.” An accent wall of gorgeous marble with a fireplace tucked in makes a chic, modern statement. You can even carve out storage space for the Christmas Eve Yule log.
Send the Stone to the Ceiling
Santa can make quite the dramatic entrance down a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. This soaring style will add a sense of height to any living room. You can mount the TV right into the stone and watch your favorite holiday movie.
Widen your Horizons with a Rectangular Fireplace
Sure, it’s hip to be square, but you can create a futuristic cabin-in-the-woods with a rectangular-shaped stone fireplace. An elongated hearth can provide a chic, unconventional spot for sipping mom’s traditional eggnog.
Infinity porcelain, manufactured in large-size slabs, can mimic the elegant veining of marble, with a polished, contemporary look. These heat-resistant slabs can also come in a smooth, satin finish for style and functionality.
Festive Fire Pits
Bring your holiday spirit to the great outdoors with a stunning stone fire pit!
A round, granite fire pit is the perfect spot to snuggle in a woolen blanket while on the lookout for reindeer. A square or rectangular fire pit, surrounded by elegant stone benches, can add an air of sophistication to any New Year’s Eve celebration.
Fire pits aren’t just for the wintery months. They provide a year-round campground retreat—a place to sip warm apple cider and roast marshmallows.
Stone as the Standard for Fireplaces & Fire Pits
Time after time, natural stone such as granite and marble has remained in the top choices for fireplace designs. Engineered stone such as porcelain and quartz are also wildly popular for today’s homey hearths.
Why is stone a must?
Whether natural or engineered, stone possesses key traits that make it the perfect match for fire pits and fireplaces, including:
- Heat Resistant. A fireplace made from stone can really handle the heat. Stone such as marble, granite, quartz, and porcelain are fantastic heat conductors, and can withstand continuous use.
- Durability. You may be wiped out after the holidays, but stone can survive season after season without losing its luster. Natural and engineered stone is known for its indestructibility, with some types being scratch-resistant and impervious to mold and rain/water-damage.
- Versatility of texture and color. Stone provides style options. Whether you’re going for a dark, rugged quartz or a white, polished marble, stone can accommodate any design aesthetic.
Trend Alert: Dekton
Santa’s elves have been particularly busy this season—making Dekton surfaces!
This durable, engineered stone is a type of quartz, and is quickly becoming a favorite for home countertops and fireplaces. Dekton is resistant to stains, scratches, and heat. And, unlike marble and quartzite, this stunning stone does not need to be sealed.
Build a Home for the Holidays with True Blue Surfaces
A stone fireplace or fire pit can add a real spark to your season. Let the experts at True Blue Surfaces design your dream fireplace or fiery outdoor getaway, and install a place of warmth and joy for years to come.
This holiday, give your home the gift of stone. Contact True Blue Surfaces for a free quote or consultation.