Question by  Rosark (82)

What should I do about framing around my fireplace?

I need to add some pop to my fireplace.


Answer by  StingRay (471)

Be sure the materials are not only fire resistant, but fire proof. Fire resistant materials can still burn and make bad fireplace framing. Stone or faux stone works great as a frame for fireplace. Liquid nails along with real nails put in for support work well for hanging stone that's 1 1/2" thick or less.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Try adding small tumbled glass tiles if the surface is flat. The effect with a fire in progress is amazing. It also sparkles if plain sunlight hits it


Answer by  jessica82 (19)

To make the fireplace the central focus of your room, you can install a mantel around the fireplace. Different types of mantles include hardwood, granite, marble even brick... Pick which ever one suits your decor. If you want simplicity try using tile or mirrors.


Answer by  Buzza (4)

I have had my old gas fire taken out and would like to turn the fireplace back to a real fire, the trouble is that its back to brickwork and i thought you have to line the fire place

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