Fireplace Mantels Add Style and Color
Above Your Fireplace

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Fireplace mantels act as a frame around the fireplace, extending across the top of the firebox, and perhaps descending down the sides as well.  As one of the most visible MD Clearance 468x60 parts of a fireplace, mantels offer a special opportunity to set the tone of an entire room.  Fortunately, fireplace mantles, or mantel shelves as they are sometimes called, come in a huge variety of styles, heights and finishes, enabling you to choose the perfect one to match your décor.

Choosing Your Fireplace Mantle

Selecting the right mantel is a process of discovery as you identify your personal style.  Wood fireplace mantels create a cozy atmosphere and come in a variety of stains such as oak, maple, cherry and mahogany.  Marble or stone mantels create an elegant mood, especially when paired with classic brass andirons and a decorative or stained glass fireplace screen.  Treasured family photos receive special attention while resting atop an antique fireplace mantel, which can now be easily purchased online without a time-consuming hunt through dozens of antique stores.

Unfinished Mantles

Buying an unfinished mantel enables you to match the stain to your existing woodwork.  You can also paint it the same color as the adjacent walls, de-emphasizing the mantel, thus drawing attention to other areas of the fireplace.

Suggested Shops

MantelsDirect.com – This company offers one of the largest selections of mantels available online, including a huge choice of wood finishes, marble, cast stone, and gypsum stone in a variety of designs and sizes.  Prices are quite affordable, and many products include free shipping. 

FireplaceMantels.com– Specializing in wood mantels and fireplace surrounds, choose from a variety of wood shades or colors, or select an unfinished mantel to perfectly match the rest of your room.  They also have an excellent selection of rustic mantels for a rugged look.  If you prefer stone, there are several classic marble offerings as well.  FireplaceMantels.com also sells MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) mantle shelves which give the look of wood at a much lower cost.