Finding The Best Stone For Your Fireplace

We hear the question all the time- what is the best stone for my fireplace. Honestly, there is no best stone for everyone. The best stone depends on the location of the fireplace in the home and where you live. What we install in the suburbs of Chicago is completely different than what the consumers in the city of Chicago desire. We have also found that customers that immigrate from other countries have different cultural differences for stone style. Just like the our customers from the West Coast have a different style from the customers from the East Coast.

We added a new style of stone to our collection that we call our Narrow Profile Stone. All the stones are the same height with very tight and narrow stone profiles. The look is much more contemporary than our traditional stones like our cobble stone or even the stones from our ledge stone collection including our Dry Stack, Mountain Stack and Mountain Ledge Stone.

We have experimented and found that only one to three different colors added to the Narrow Profile stone create the most visually interesting look. Some manufactures try to make each little ridge have a new color and the look becomes very confused. A stone with fewer colors blend very well. You can choose either a cream color base, or a cooler grey color. What ever your color choice, North Star Stone can create a beautiful blend of stone, especially if you are looking for a more contemporary style for a fireplace or interior wall in your home.

The pictures that are attached to this article show some very beautiful stone fireplaces. Please contact North Star Stone, Inc of Libertyville, Illinois at 947-996-6850 or