Stone Veneer for Outdoor Fireplaces
Ideas and info for creating a stone fireplace in your backyard
Stone veneer will make your fireplace look natural, yet upscale. Depending on your budget you can get manufactured stone or real stone. Other options will include stacking the stones or laying them flat. The surface of a stacked stone veneer has more texture. Common stone veneers include slate, flagstone, bluestone, and cobblestone.
- Natural and upscale style
- Durable and long lasting
- Wide variety of earth tones
- High cost
- Installation can be complex and time consuming
- Soot may show on stone veneer
When it comes to selecting stone veneer for your fireplace the most important things to consider are color and pattern. Make sure that the veneer you select matches or coordinates closely with any stonework on your house. The goal is to make everything look as if it was built at the same time.
Maureen Gilmer, contributing writer for Landscaping Network, author and syndicated columnist
Sarah Hutchinson, contributing writer for Landscaping Network