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Different types of fireplaces

When choosing a fireplace for your property you will find there are many different fireplaces available on the market. Normally they come down to the following: -Wooden mantel with granite/marble set: This type of fireplace consists of a hearth and backpanel made out of a non-combustible granite or marble, used for gas or electric fires, and a wooden mantel. Depending on the manufacturer the marble can come in many different colours, ranging from dark colours such as black granite to lighter ones such as a polar white. For the wooden mantel there are many different options ranging from solid oak to a painted MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) finish in colours ranging from a darker shade such as black to a lighter shade such as a white. -Full marble fireplace: As the name implies, this type of fireplace is made out of marble or granite and is suitable for gas or electric fires. These fireplaces also have a wide range of colours and finishes available to choose from, and come in a wide range of designs varying from a traditional look to a more contemporary or modern look. -Electric fireplace suite: These fireplaces usually come all in one piece and are made out of a wood or MDF material. They are only suitable for electric fires as they are made from a combustible material, and some come with an electric fire bult into the fireplace. The colours and finishes available range from plain colours such as white to more of a patterned finishes such as a sandstone effect. -Natural stone fireplaces: These particular fireplaces are made out of a natural stone,...