Fireplaces are often the focal points of living rooms, dens, or bedrooms, and concrete custom designed fireplace surrounds allow homeowners to put their personal stamp of creativity on any of these spaces. When concrete is used for fireplace surrounds, traditional constraints are eliminated and the flow rate of imaginative creations greatly increases.
What’s So Great About Concrete Fireplace Surrounds?
Concrete may be considered by many as a boring material for a fireplace surround, but this substance has positive factors that weigh in its favor, including:
The type of concrete used for fireplace surrounds is not your common or construction concrete that is used for slabs or driveways. It is a specially mixed formula of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), which is very strong, long-lasting, and versatile product. GFRC is environmentally friendly as it is made of natural raw materials with a low energy consumption.
GFRC is ideal for custom designed fireplace surrounds as it is a simple matter to mold it into 3-D shapes. This means that homeowners have almost unlimited choices as to styles when they’re designing their own fireplace surround.
Concrete fireplace surrounds can be customized with regard to shape, color, texture, and size, as the limits which apply to more traditional materials do not hold for GFRC. For example, wooden or stone fireplace surrounds are constrained by their inherent composition and can only be fabricated in certain ways, whereas for concrete custom designed fireplace surrounds, the possibilities are endless.
Once your have decided to pursue a concrete custom surround for your current or a new fireplace, several design factors then come into play including the size of the room, height of the ceiling and the room’s decor and colors. One of the greatest ways to jump start the design process is to envision the ambiance of the room. Homeowners should picture their families and friends around the fireplace: is it a warm, cozy interactive scene or is it more of a do your own thing gathering? Concrete custom design fireplace surrounds can be used to build the atmosphere, mood, and character of a living space.
The next step is to select a quality concrete crafting company that has the expertise along with a history of creating innovative ways to bring a client’s aesthetic vision to life. Here at Interior Concrete, we are such a company and take pride in finding the right solution for each of our clients. We share our portfolio of successful fireplace surrounds and then encourage our clients to explore other design ideas on-line. After the client selects a subset of designs that they like, we then work with them to finalize their specific vision.
Concrete custom designed fireplace surrounds are a fantastic way to make your home, in the Greater St. Louis and Midwest region, that little bit different, to give it a unique touch. Contact Interior Concrete today for more information and assistance in creating a one-off fireplace surround that will add artistic value to your living space.