Fireplace. Monday , January 22nd , 2018 - 03:46:15 AM
The important thing to remember when refacing a fireplace is to understand your local code. Combustible materials such as wood mantels and paneling must be kept a certain distance from the firebox (generally 6 inches or more). The building code also limits how far these materials project from the face of the fireplace, how large the hearth extension must be, and so on. Codes vary around the country - it is important to evaluate your project relative to the codes enforced in your area.
It goes without saying that fireplaces have been a staple of civilization for centuries. Although fireplaces were at one time strictly used for heating buildings only, as we developed better heating technologies, they have become mostly a novelty. Due to the warm, inviting, and cozy nature of a fireplace strategically located in a house, people will instinctively gather around. In a way, a fireplace is a bit like a television-it can act as the centerpiece of a room if the circumstances are right.
Shapes and sizes also vary for the rock material. They can be round and bulky or flat and thin as in the stone veneer type or rectangular shaped. You can also opt for the big round or wide rectangular shaped rocks or the smaller rocks depending on the design you want to achieve. What matters is you follow the existing building code in your area of residence to ensure your home‘s safety.
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