A critical, but often under-valued component of the fireplace suite is the Hearth which fulfils an important role in the overall visual quality of the fireplace setting.
Although usually associated with classic and period style fireplaces, a Hearth's contribution to the modern form of fireplace can be equally as effective.
Choice of material, configuration and proportion are the important considerations in selecting the correct Hearth treatment. A properly co-ordintaed hearth will provide structure and a sense of stature. It is a means to highlight colour and introduce texture into the decorating mix.
Polished stone hearths produce a real sense of grandeur and elegance when combined with matching stone margins. The visual impact can be equally as effective with a minimalist modern fireplace setting as with a classic suite.
Stunning effects are achieved by the creative application of polished, honed, shot-blast and natural finishes. Modern 'hole in the wall' fireboxes gain extra dimension and project a bold presence when a boxed or floating stone hearth is used.
Agnews offer a large range of marble, granite, limestone and agglomerate stone materials. All of which can be finished and fabricated to specification for your particular project.
Fireplaces of the traditional periods would often include ceramic fireplace tiles for the hearth. Agnews has an extensive selection of historically correct fireplace tiles to suit period settings. Finished in translucent glazes and the heritage colours of the eras. With a broad choice of printed decorative feature tiles and hand finished 'tubeline' motifs. Matching tiles can also be used in the side panels of fascias and inserts to carry on the decorative effect.