Bring the elegance of mansions and palaces into your home with a marble fireplace. Whether you add a marble surround and mantel, or simply replace your mantel, this natural stone makes your fireplace the focal point of its surroundings. Each piece of marble has its own unique color and veining, so it's safe to say marble fireplaces are a one-of-a-kind home addition. Choose from a wide range of palettes, including pristine whites, peach and pink tones, and light honey browns.
Picking marble fireplaces depends on a house's design period and its interior decor. Find antique marble fireplaces at large salvage yards, and then pay a professional to install your mantel. An imported hand-carved marble mantel has an extravagant price tag - expect to spend between $5,000 and $20,000. Having a stone expert carve a mantel from a block of marble is the costliest option. Your price point falls if you order a prefabricated marble mantel, which is separated into three or four pieces for installation around your surround. Buying marble tiles to create a marble surround may be the least expensive route. Unless you are an expert at laying tile, look into hiring a professional for this task.