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Black Cleft Slate

  • To order fireplace facing, make selections in the drop down menus (below.) If the length dimension of the Header needs to be reduced, enter the new dimension as dimension 'A'. If the Legs need to be shortened, enter the new Leg Height as dimension 'B'. If you need a Riser, make that selection and if it needs to be cut, enter the new dimensions in the boxes for 'C' and 'D'. And finally, if the Hearth needs to be cut down, make the proper selection and enter new dimensions for 'E' and/or 'F'. Note: If you do not supply new dimensions, the facing will ship its original standard size.  If one or more piece is larger than our specifications for Size 1 or Size 2, contact us for a quote.
  • Black Slate fireplace facing.
  • Cleft Slate facing with wood mantel shelf
  • Installed slate fireplace facing
  • Cleft slate fireplace surround facing components.  No edges are polished with slate
170.00 LBS
Normally Ships in 4-6 Days
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Product Description

Choose one of our full size Black Cleft Slate Facing set for a professional designer look for your fireplace; an affordable alternative to inexpensive tile surrounds. Slate is a timeless option, and in the black color, it goes with any decor theme. Typical of black slate, ours has a medium charcoal grey coloring that will darken if you seal it. Some owners rub linseed oil into it once or twice a year for a darker finish.

Most of our slate is imported from Italy!  All our slates are cleft, meaning they are "sheared" rather than cut and polished like marble or granite facings kits. There is some texture to it that can be seen and felt with your fingertips.  Our slate has a nominal thickness of 1/2" but since it is cleft slate, this varies.


Standard Dimensions

Cleft slate has a nominal thickness of 1/2"
Size 1 (Large) Facing Systems (with 72" Hearths for most 42 to 44" Wide Fireplaces)
Hearth 20 x 72
Legs 8 x 36
Header 12 x 60

Size 2 (Small) Facing Systems (with 66" Hearths for most 36 to 43" wide fireplaces)
Hearth 20 x 66
Legs 6 x 36
Header 8 x 58

Optional Riser = 6 x 42

For modest fees we will custom cut the the components of our facing kits (pricing is reflected as you select cuts on our order form) and, we can quote larger sizes, as well. For oversized sets, phone us or use the contact us form (above) and provide us the sizes of each component piece that you need and we'll see if we can accommodate you.  The lead time on oversized sets may extend to 3 weeks, on occasion.


Stone adhesive

Tips on How To Clean Slate!

Remember that slate is a stone with a porous surface; liquids are easily absorbed. Water will normally make the stone appear darker, but after 15 to 20 minutes of drying time, the original color should come back, but wipe any excess to prevent rings or calcium staining. Mild soap and water (a few drops, only, of a clear-colored dish washing liquid) will clean most dirt and/or dust. Use a very diluted ammonia and water solution (1 : 20) on tough stains with a soft cloth or sponge. Do not use citrus-base products, vinegar or anything abrasive. You can apply a slate sealant (ask at your local hardware, home center, or stone fabrication shop.)

Feel free to phone in your order.
Call (888) 460-6324 M-F.

Warranty Information

1-Year Limited Warranty

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  1. Very Nice Fireplace Surround 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 18th 2018

    It arrives blue-grey, but washing it and giving it a good soaking in boiled linseed oil and it turns a lovely black.. Shipped in a large heavy cardboard box with vertical styrofoam spacers.

  2. Beautiful Fireplace Front 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 15th 2018

    I love my new fireplace front. It is beautiful, and exactly as described. Ordering was easy, and shipping was fast.

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