Overmantel fireplaces are defined by the upper portion above the mantel shelf. This decorative element to the surround come in various shapes and forms. Most comment it is made rectangular and starches several feet up on the wall. This is not a must. Some are made with statues resting on the shelf. Others may have a simple arch. The possibilities are limitless with what can be done. We are able to help you with the design of the overmantel and the manufacture it for you. If you have been inspired by a model that you do not see pictured on our website we can make that for you as well.
We are capable of manufacturing them from cast stone or natural stone. The full stone selection can be found on our materials page. Marble and limestone are the most commonly used natural stone. Travertine is great because it can be finished honed or polished. Sandstone with it’s naturally rustic finish is best is a honed finish. Our cast stone can resembles the sandstone and limestone feel and look. There is a travertine finish with our cast stone as well.
The overmantel is made from the same material as the lower surround. It can reach all the way to the ceiling or stop just short. These can be installed in 9 foot ceiling heights or in room that are 30 feet hight. We’ve manufactured and installed overmantels as large a 26″ high. Everywhere from California to Florida we deliver our custom fireplace mantels. We have several office in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. As well as a showroom in Chicago, Illinois.
These beautiful fireplaces can be found on our website. The projection of the wall is another consideration to be taken into account. The upper portion usually sits back on the mantel shelf a couple inches. How much it projects off the wall determines how much space it takes up on the shelf. The mantel shelf can be made deeper for this reason.