Practical and artistic, tile is preferred for new fireplaces.
Heating an old house is a balancing act; even those built in the 20th century may have aging, inefficient systems.
In the philosophy of Arts & Crafts, the fireplace is idealized as the centerpiece of family life: hearth and home.
Browse an eye-opening list of specialist products and manufacturers to beautify the hearth (and discreetly distribute heat), all suitable for bungalows, Craftsman-era homes, and those of the Arts & Crafts Revival.
Vermont Soapstone specializes in sinks, counter tops, fireplaces, teps, floors, shower stalls and more.