Fireplace Mantels, Surrounds, and Accesories
Fireplace mantels are a key way to emphasize and improve the focal point of your fireplace. With a wide variety of mantels, as well as fireplace surrounds, we have the perfect one for you at eFireplaceStore.com. Our selection of fireplace mantel kits, including the best selling Pearl Mantels Auburn Fireplace Mantel Shelf
, is just right for adding something special to enhance your space.
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from bethesda MD asked:
March 12, 2018
WE are trying to place a large tv over a gas fireplace. For the fit, we may need a mantel that is not 48"high.
What is the lowest height mantel that would be appropriate with a gas fireplace?
The answer will vary per the mantel clearances outlined in the installation manual for your gas fireplace. Based on shelf depth (or projection), the mantel shelf may only come to a certain point above the fireplace. To answer this question, we would have to know the make and model number of your gas fireplace, but I would recommend considering a mantel shelf and not a full mantel surround with legs on either side as this option will allow you the ability to install the mantel shelf at the minimum height above the fireplace (based on shelf depth).
on March 13, 2018
from PA asked:
October 14, 2017
I have a free standing ventless propane fireplace with a mantel that has been used for many years with no issues and was serviced by a propane supplier. Last year, a noticeable amount of black residue appeared on the face of the mantle; this has been serviced again and the black residue continues to appear. What could be the cause?
You will want to make sure that your logs are arranged in the exact way the manufacturer recommends, as this is one of the leading causes of soot creation.
on October 16, 2017
from Nevada asked:
January 2, 2017
Is it safe to place your TV on top of mantle electric fireplace?
Most electronic devices operate best at cooler temperatures and TV #8217's are no exception. High operating temperatures can increase the wear of internal components overtime and cause shorts. Televisions produce heat naturally. It isn't a rule saying it is unsafe, but I would not recommend it.
from Springfield, IL asked:
April 27, 2016
Do you carry any type of hidden wire rustic or shelf fireplace mantels for hiding TV wires?
Many of the mantel shelves we carry are hollow box construction, as such, you would be able to make notches in the mantel itself to have wires hidden within the cavity of the mantel.
on April 28, 2016
from Bellingham, WA asked:
September 10, 2015
Your mantels show measurements for height, width and depth and I assume that the height and width are outside measurements but what does the depth refer to?
The depth measurement is usually referring directly to the mantel shelf. Some mantels will also show a leg depth, if the mantel uses vertical side legs.
on September 11, 2015
from Sumter, SC asked:
February 13, 2015
I am looking for a fireplace hood or heat reflector that will mount directly underneath a mantle rather than over a fireplace opening. What would you suggest?
A product such as the HomeSaver Mantel Heat Shield
should work well for you, as long as the underside of your mantel is relatively flat. The shield can be cut to fit numerous applications.
on February 16, 2015
from Des Moines, IA asked:
February 12, 2015
What are the minimum required clearances for a wood surround and mantel applied to the brick face of a conventional masonry fireplace? Where would I find these figures including allowable projection of the legs and mantels?
Per the IRC, the guidelines are to have at least 6 inches of noncombustible veneer between the top and sides of the fireplace opening to the nearest combustible mantel legs or breast board. The legs do not have a projection limitation but between 6 and 12 inches above the fireplace, the breastboard can only project 3/4 of an inch. At the 12 inch mark, the mantel can project further, with no projection limitations.
on February 12, 2015
from NYC, NY asked:
January 11, 2015
I need a rustic fireplace mantel like a railroad tie. What would you suggest?
Some of our rustic styled wooden mantels would be theLexington
or our Shenandoah
on January 12, 2015
from TN asked:
January 1, 2015
Which side does the gas line need to come into on a model CFX32? Does it need to come in through the left side or right and how far up from the floor does it need to be made?
Per the manufacturer, the gas line is ideally routed from the left side on this unit and the knockout is approximately 3 inches from the base.
on January 2, 2015
from Atlanta, GA asked:
March 14, 2014
I have a brick wood burning fireplace that has been converted to gas logs. The mantel is brick. Do you have anything that can cover the top mantel with a wood mantel?
Unfortunately, no. We offer decorative wood mantel shelfs and surrounds that can be attached to a brick veneer, but they are not designed to cover or attach to an existing brick mantel shelf. For your application, you may need to have a carpenter sheath the brick shelf with cabinetry type shelving material to create the look of a wooden shelf.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on March 14, 2014
from Seattle, WA asked:
November 19, 2013
Do you sell fireplace mantels that would cover up a brick mantel?
We do carry fireplace mantel shelves and surrounds that can be overlaid upon an existing brick facing, but they are only designed to be mounted to a flat surface. They are not able to cover a brick mantel that projects from the wall in any way.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on November 20, 2013
from Auburn, WA asked:
November 8, 2013
I need a mantel that has a 60 inch interior opening. Do you carry anything like this?
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