What is marble?
Marble is a metamorphosed limestone that is commonly used as a building material and for sculptures. The metamorphism gives marble a pattern of swirls that is beautiful and luxurious.
A marble fireplace is more than beautiful, it’s also functional. Marble is durable and can withstand the heat from all types of fires. There are also many colour choices marble fireplaces, making them adaptable to many types of decor and in various rooms in your home.
Our marble fireplaces are fabricated and installed by stone artisans, who ensure care and patience is taken for an outstanding end result. The varying colours, patterns and styles that are available will ensure you get the fireplace of your dreams.
How to clean a marble fireplace?
While marble is durable, it is also a porous material, so it can stain. It’s important that any spill is wiped up immediately, and it should be cleaned regularly.
Here are some tips for cleaning your marble fireplace:
- Use warm water, ideally distilled water, and a soft cloth, such as a microfibre cloth.
- Regularly rinse the cloth to keep it clean.
- Scrub out any stains if possible.
- Dry the marble with a second cloth to prevent water stains.
- Be cautious using cleaners, and avoid vinegar as the acid could affect the finish of the marble.
- Seek expert advice if a stain won’t come out of the marble; depending on the material that caused the stain, there may be a specific agent that can be used to clean the marble, such as a PH neutral detergent.
How to repair a marble fireplace?
While there are do-it-yourself kits available to repair small cracks or chips in marble, it’s best to contact our experts with advice on how to repair your marble fireplace. Our stone artisans have the trained eye necessary to determine exactly how to repair the marble, including matching the colour of the repair if necessary.
Marble Fireplace Options
Marble Fireplace Mantel
A fireplace mantel refers to the external surround of the fireplace, including the shelf and external accessory pieces. Using marble for your fireplace mantel and surround can add luxury and beauty to the fireplace.
Blocks / Slabs
There’s also the option of using marble blocks or slabs to build the fireplace, creating designs as unique as you and your home. Victorian designs to sleek contemporary styles are all available in marble thanks to the experience and care of our stone artisans.
Euro Marble specializes in unique and innovative designs for your marble fireplaces, and that includes many different colours and styles. Here are two of the recommended colours for a marble fireplace:
Black is a classic colour for a marble fireplace, but classic doesn’t mean boring. A choice like Sahara Noir will add texture and luxury to your fireplace, with gold and white veining highlighting the black facade. Black Fantasy is another option, with its silvery highlights of white and grey swirls adding an exotic touch.
White is another popular choice for marble fireplaces, providing an elegant finish to your room. White comes in a variety of patterns to allow you to customize your look. The pure white look of Aphrodite White is crisp and clean, but includes tiny crystal-like flecks. French Vanilla has subtle veining in its finish. And Hermes White has an alabaster background with silver and pewter swirls.
You can also choose to combine white and black marble for a high-contrast and luxurious finish.