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, 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.
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Excellent selection and service. Wanted to view a slab of Quartz which was stacked behind 20 other slabs, Academy unearthed the slab we were interested in, and it ended up being perfect. Their entire staff is knowledgeable and professional; templating and installation was neat, clean and quick.
This was a positive experience from beginning to end. Sinan was very helpful in getting samples for me and Kristen and the measuring and installation team was professional and courteous. The process was SO QUICK!! Very happy with the result and would definitely recommend Academy
Academy Marble wa incredible to work with. Everything was timely, efficient and the product is beautiful. The team was kind and considerate of us first-time kitchen renovation homeowners. I would highly recommend from the service to the install.
I just completed a complex Neolith shower install with Academy Marble and Stone that was difficult every step of the way, for reasons out of our control. Being in the construction industry, I have worked with a lot of stone fabricators over the years. The team at Academy is the best I have ever worked with... and it's not even close. Every person is knowledgeable, accommodating, responsive, and trustworthy. If I could work with Academy every day, I would. I've never had more confidence in a subcontractor.
I had an excellent experience with Academy Marble. Their prices are very reasonable and their inventory is great. We took a tour of the marble slabs in their Rye showroom and worked closely with Betsy, who was very helpful, to ensure we were getting what we wanted. They're detail-oriented, responsive and overall easy to work with. I would highly recommend working with Academy Marble.
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.
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.
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:
- 9 Effortless Modern Fireplace Surrounds to Inspire Your Home
- Stunning Contemporary Fireplace Surrounds to Keep You Warm this Fall
* 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.