Nothing compares to the warmth and comfort a glowing fireplace will bring to your home during the colder seasons. Now, add the enduring beauty of natural stone, and you have the most charming gathering place for friends and family right in the heart of your home.
The rustic charm of a natural stone fireplace brings about a sense of quaintness, making you feel as though you’re harkening back to a simpler time. Natural stone’s appearance, durability, acoustic value, and zero maintenance factor make it a solid choice for a fireplace design.
With granite hearths, mantels and fireplace surrounds, as well as natural stone veneer, Swenson Granite Works can help you add that classic touch and create a striking focal point to your home.
Swenson stocks some common sizes of hearths and mantels, all in Woodbury Gray granite, with a thermal top and split face on four sides.
We custom produce hearths, mantels, and fireplace surrounds in seven granite choices and many finish types, including sandblast, thermal, honed, polished, split face, rock face, and bush hammered.
As part of the custom process, we will use your exact template to create the desired shape and design you have envisioned. Edge effects include half bullnose, full bullnose, bevels, radius corners, and more. Custom ordered granite corbels are a beautiful way to support your granite mantel.
Swenson also stocks thin veneers made with 100% natural stone that can be installed on most surfaces including sheetrock, greenboard, brick, and concrete. Granite, quartzite, field and stone veneers are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.
Thin veneer is perfect for projects where full-bed veneer isn’t practical, such as refacing an existing brick fireplace. It is also much lighter than traditional full-bed veneer, saving on labor cost.
We’ve had the pleasure of supplying natural stone for many fireplace designs. These nine may just inspire you to bring the warmth and charm of natural stone to your own home.
The Corinthian granite square and rectangular veneer lends a look of history and permanence to this spectacular floor to ceiling fireplace. The Woodbury Gray granite hearth and mantle are thermal top with rock face exposed edges. This New England home has incorporated the veneer into the walls of the kitchen and dining areas as well.
This natural stone fireplace has Green Mountain granite square and rectangular veneer, a special order Green Mountain fireplace surround and a Woodbury Gray granite hearth with a thermal top and split face exposed edges. Two handsome hounds are ready to cozy up by the fireside.
The living room fireplace in this Lake Winnipesaukee home has a Caledonia granite hearth and mantel. The television mounted above the fireplace doubles the viewing pleasure.
A contemporary fireplace with INDIANA LIMESTONE ‐ FULL COLOR BLEND™ Berkshire™ thin veneer.
This rustic fireplace has Connecticut Weathered Fieldstone Mosaic veneer and a bluestone hearth, thermal top and exposed edges. The country decor accents this fireplace perfectly.
This fireplace has a special order Woodbury Gray granite hearth with a thermal top and rock face front.
A traditional fireplace with a special order Woodbury Gray granite fireplace surround and hearth, all polished exposed surfaces.
A special order Caledonia granite fireplace surround and hearth, all polished exposed surfaces, for this traditional fireplace.
Need some inspiration? Check out the Heart of Home Inspiration Guide for examples of natural stone fireplaces that could fit into your home design. Download it here.