Can you put a mantel on a marble fireplace?

Can you put a mantel on a marble fireplace?

While with wooden mantels, the installation is done with pieces of lumbers securely fastened to the wall, a marble mantel is adhered simply with construction adhesive. If your marble fireplace mantel comes with a heart, install that first. Center it on the firebox opening and set it tight to the wall.

How much does a marble mantel cost?

A higher-end custom made mantel, such as a marble fireplace mantel that has a traditional Italian design, can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $11,500 or more.

Is marble good for fireplace?

One of marble’s positive qualities is the stone’s heat resistance. Because of these properties, marble is the perfect choice for stone fireplaces. Whether it is a marble fireplace mantel or an entire marble fireplace surround, the natural stone will look incredible and be able to withstand the heat.

How wide should a fireplace mantel shelf be?

Measure the length, height, and width of the firebox and facing. A mantel should extend a minimum of 3 inches beyond the firebox opening. A 42-inch fireplace will probably have a mantel width of 54 inches. The mantel should not be so wide that it reaches anything else, like a wall, window or door.

What is the best adhesive for marble fireplace?

At Creative Fireplaces, we recommend using clear regular silicon for the joints where the various marble sections meet. Silicon is a very flexible adhesive that is ideal for use to secure the various sections of the fire surround.

What is the most expensive marble in the world?

The Lux Touch Marble Its $1000000 per square meter price tag easily makes it the most expensive marble in the world.

Does marble crack under heat?

Unfortunately no, they are very prone to heat and when they come into contact with extreme heat, the thermal shock can force cracks in the marble’s surface – permanently damaging them.

What do you call a shelf above a fireplace?

In modern usage, mantel refers to a shelf above a fireplace and mantle refers to a cloak or covering. Mantel and mantle are now usually regarded as distinct from each other, with mantel used for a shelf above a fireplace, and mantle used for a cloak or other covering.