Shape, style, location, materials, as well as the special design of the firebox and chimney can classify fireplaces. Fireplace made of bricks is a versatile option. Itâ€™s perfect for a country house, villas, cottages or spacious apartments due to its unpretentious and accessible qualities. They are easy to operate and maintain. They quickly heat premises and retain heat for a long time. Chimney of stacked stone fireplace of the room provides excellent ventilation.
Properties and general appearance of the stacked stone fireplace plays a key role – it is one of the main accents in the interior. Therefore, the fireplace should be in harmony with the design of the room. Typically, a stacked stone fireplace in the room takes an area of not less than 12-14 sq.m. The room must have at least one window that provides good air circulation. Organization of recreation areas near the fireplace requires special attention. Beautiful and comfortable furniture and elegant coffee table is the perfect solution. You should avoid too dark bulky sofas or couches. However, if their presence is still provided, organize a stylish contrast with the bright rug or transparent glass table. Lighting recreation area plays a smaller role. The light should not be too bright.
Best of all when it comes from the semi-dark floor lamp or wall sconce. If you plan to read long near the fire, it is recommended to use a lamp with a directional lighting. At other time, you can get candles. There should not be bricks with flaws, cracks or broken ones. It is necessary to ensure that the structure of the selected bricks is a uniform color, and all surfaces are perfectly aligned with right angles. A good way to check the suitability of bricks is a small knock with a hammer – it makes a clear sound. Bricks make thud if thermal processing has been insufficient. If the brick is blue-black or gray â€“ thereâ€™re traces of melting. Upon impact, it makes a very “high” sound. White spots are witnesses of drying technology violation. This brick is too dry and too amenable to rapid destruction of stacked stone fireplace.