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Fireplace Surround Products & Services

Your Go-To Stone Fabricator for Custom Fireplace Surrounds and Mantels

A home’s fireplace can be at the heart of where your family and friends gather as well as a functional feature to keep your space warm throughout the fall and winter months. At Academy Marble & Granite, we specialize in the selection, fabrication and installation of fireplace surrounds and mantels, partnering with homeowners and professionals alike to make their aesthetic vision come to life. Our stone fireplace designs are as diverse and unique as the homeowners and professionals that choose them.

We’ve had years of experience perfecting custom fireplace surrounds and mantels using a wide variety of stone materials. While wooden mantles, intricate scrollwork, and stone or brick hearths and surrounds have played major roles in fireplace design for centuries, there are plenty of ways to update this timeless addition for your project.

By partnering with a single provider in the selection, fabrication and installation of your fireplace surround addition or update, Academy Marble performs each step of the process under one roof so that you have the comfort and convenience of working with a single provider.

Step 1: Selecting Your Fireplace Surround Material

From traditional to modern, we carry an extensive selection of stone fireplace materials to fit your project needs and budget. After your initial consultation, we’ll understand your personal design aesthetic, needs and budget so we can best help you select the ideal material. We can also closely match your fireplace surround to other natural stone surfaces in your space, creating a cohesive, seamless look.

From granite to marble and quartzite, we feature many natural stones that are suitable for fireplace surround applications. View a small sampling of our natural stone inventory:

These stones’ surfaces are highly durable and naturally resistant to heat, creating a barrier to the high temperatures created from a fire. Since we only work with the highest quality natural stone on the market, you can be rest assure that your fireplace surround will last the test of time.

After selecting the stone for your project and requesting a quote online or in-person, you’ll receive a quote that includes the costs of materials, fabrication and installation. There will never be any surprises.

We are dedicated to operating in a responsible manner while ensuring the safety of our customers, associates and families. For your safety and ours, all customers and associates must wear a mask while inside the showrooms. Click here to learn about the precautions we are taking to keep you safe during the selection and installation process.

Step 2: Fireplace Surround Fabrication

After selecting the fireplace surround material, the templating and fabrication process begins. Just like the templating for natural stone countertops, creating your fireplace surround goes through a similar process.

To capture accurate dimensions for your fireplace surround, our template department schedules a job site appointment to take digital measurements. Capturing digital measurements ensures the highest level of precision.

Next, our CAD (computer-aided design) department generates a digital drawing of your new fireplace surround using the stone you’ve chosen, so every unique detail is captured. This way, you can see a life-like rendering of your new fireplace surround before the fabrication process even starts. 

After you approve the 3D CAD rendering, the fabrication process begins. Our cutting-edge water jet machine cuts your stone surface using an automated program for maximum precision. This investment in industry-leading technology combined with the expert craftsmanship of our skilled fabricators produces a masterpiece that’s ready for installation in your home or business.

Step 3: Delivery and Installation Day

To best serve you, we require that the customer be home and present during the template and installation process. We want to ensure we meet all of your needs and expectations so would like you to remain home in case you have any questions or feedback during the process.

Before installation day, we ensure that your home or business has been properly prepped so that the installation process is as fast and smooth as possible.

The first step in the installation process is installing the hearth, the floor area within the fireplace, and letting it set. Depending on the project, we may need to come back to your home or business to install the mantle.

Take the Next Step in Your Fireplace Design Project

Ready to refresh the look and feel of your fireplace? If you’re considering updating or adding a fireplace surround to your property, we’re here to help! We invite you to visit one of our showrooms where we can help you choose the best stone for your project and budget. You can visit the showrooms during business hours, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, or if you prefer, you can request a consultation here.

Additional resources to help guide you through your fireplace surround upgrade:

* Project completion time subject to change based on stone inventory, the complexity of the job and availability. A deposit is required to secure or hold the selected stone. All items that go on the cabinets (sinks, faucets, cooktops and accessories) need to be selected before templating can begin. Please contact us here if you have any questions or concerns.

* Project completion time subject to change based on stone inventory, the complexity of the job and availability. A deposit is required to secure or hold the selected stone. All items that go on the cabinets (sinks, faucets, cooktops and accessories) need to be selected before templating can begin. Please contact us here if you have any questions or concerns.