Stylish Precast Fireplace Mantels For The Houses
The fireplace mantels are substantial part of the whole fireplace setup of a home. If you enjoy the beauty of fireplace mantels but not necessarily the price, a precast fireplace mantel may be a suitable alternative. Precast fireplace mantels serve as an alternative to traditional stone or brick fireplace surrounds. Made from precast concrete, these mantels frame a fireplace and serve as a type of decorative trim. Depending on the type of design chosen, these mantels may act as a focal point within the room or provide an effective transition between the fireplace and surrounding decor. Unlike stone or brick units, precast fireplace mantels are not constructed in the field. Instead, they are built and finished in a factory and shipped to the job site for installation only. Manufacturers blend cement, gravel, and water to form a thick paste, then pour this mixture into a pre-made mold. The shape and contours of the mold determine the final design of the mantel. Dyes or stains may be added before or after the concrete has hardened to give the mantel the desired appearance.
Buyers can choose from a wide variety of standard designs, or even request that manufacturers make custom molds to create a unique fireplace mantel. These different molds allow manufacturers to produce precast fireplace mantels in many different styles, including traditional or historic profiles or sleek, modern designs. These mantels can range in size from simple fireplace surrounds to units that extend up to the ceiling and across the hearth.