Marble, Granite and Cleft Slate Fireplace Surround Facings by New England Classic are beautiful and are offered in the most sought after colors including black, brown, beige, gold, cream, green and other colors. We are sure you will find at least a few stones that can be coordinated with your design theme! Our full size "slab" design is preferred over inexpensive individual square tiles because it looks so much richer and enables you to avoid a pieced tile look with alternating mortar joints. Our stones are polished to a semi-gloss finish (except for our cleft slate).
Our stone facing kits are sold in four-piece (size 2) or five-piece (size 1) sets. Marbles and granites are approximately 3/4" thick (and our slate has a nominal thickness of 1/2"). The side edges of marble and granite slabs that will show after the installation of a full fireplace mantel (with legs) are factory polished. Let us know if you need addition "outside edge' polishing which can be quoted at a reasonable cost! Also, the top corners have a slight miter (just 1/32" +/-) to finish the look and to avoid having sharp corner edges. Factory cuts require 1/8" tolerance.
Granite it the strongest, most durable of stones. All the stones will benefit from sealing once a year, and our cleft slate can be 'darkened' with an occasional application of linseed oil.
Use our Contact Us form to order a sample or ask a question; giving us the stone color and your shipping address! We're happy to work with you on your fireplace project and are able to get some stones in oversized dimensions. Slate is available by quote in a variety of pieces and sizes, as well, so let us know what you need!