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Frequently Asked Questions: Stone Mantels
Technical & General Questions How much heat can my mantel withstand? Our Classic, Majestic , and Builder series mantels use a high heat formula that can withstand up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, our Builder, Majestic, and Classic series use a special mix in our insert panels and hearths which can withstand up to 700 degrees Fahrenheit. In relation to our Standard Stone Mantels , the raw materials used within the cast meet all non-combustible ASTME requirements. Which mantels, if any, can be placed outside? Most of our stone mantels can have an outdoor mixture added during the manufacturing process. Call 888-493-8898 for a quote. This will not affect shipping time. The only mantels that cannot have an outdoor mix added are our Standard Stone Mantels. How does the...
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What is Classic Stone?
Classic Stone Mantels are created using a beautiful composite stone mantel material. Each Mantel has variations in color and texture that capture the essence of natural stone. The fit and finish of these mantels is exceptional. Designs range from simple to elegant – each with careful attention to detail. Staff Note: Our Classic Stone Mantel collection offers tremendous value when you consider the great style choices, outstanding finishes, simple installation and options for custom sizing, hearths and overmantels. Compare at much higher cost. Customers love them! These distinctive stone mantels are available in several hand finishes and colors. Each is extremely durable and finished by hand. Natural Stone Finish: Semi rough "natural" surface. Available in four colors: Natural, Limestone, Buff & Taupe Honed Finish: Hand rubbed, low sheen is somewhat...
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Anatomy of a Classic Stone Mantel
Classic Stone Mantels are created using a beautiful composite stone mantel material. Each Mantel has variations in color and texture that capture the essence of natural stone. The fit and finish of these mantels is exceptional. Designs range from simple to elegant – each with careful attention to detail. Each Classic Stone Mantel component is hand cast in a mold, using extremely durable reinforced stonecast material. The process creates a mantelpiece that is very strong, relatively lightweight and with a finish that is natural and distinctive whether you choose one of our four Natural Stone Colors or our three Hand Honed or Polished Colors. Matching Surround Facing is available in either a single custom piece to fit your firebox opening or a three piece adjustable kit that slides within the...
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Fireplace Accessories Glossary
Andirons: Fireplace Andirons not only add an elegant touch to your fireplace, but they also perform an important function in the care and maintenance of your fireplace. Andirons are designed to hold firewood in place, preventing logs from shifting or rolling out of the fireplace during the burning process. Andirons keep the firewood elevated to facilitate air circulation under the logs for a more efficient burning. Bellows: These decorative and functional devices are used to blow more air into a wood burning fireplace, increasing the combustion and producing strong flames. These fireplace accessories are triangular shaped bags usually made of leather, on wooden frame with a brass nozzle at one end and two handles at the other end. Fireplace bellows eliminate the need to blow directly into a fire, thus...
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How to Prevent Home Fires and Craft an Effective Fire Safety Plan
Every individual and family without exception should understand and follow basic fire safety and prevention tips within their home. It is also very helpful to create a fire evacuation plan a run regular fire drills. Common Household Fire Hazards Some of the most beneficial things one can do to prevent fire in their home are to maintain vigilance and perform upkeep. It is unrealistic to avoid basic household necessities such as heating, and this is not intended to unduly distress anyone. However, there are some inherent fire hazards in any home which should be understood and taken seriously. Heating Heating is a necessary component of almost any home. Household heating is not only used for comfort, but can actually be vital for the health and safety of residents. Heating is...