Where To Buy Granite Mantel Shelves
Marble and Granite Mantel Shelves
Every one is attracted to the natural beauty of stone. Natural stone was brought inside for floors, mantels, and even walls. Marble and granite just like any other natural stone have inherent beauty. Marble has veins flowing through it as though beneath a babbling brook. Granite, heavy in weight and with a feeling of permanency, looks as translucent as skin. Granite and marble offer richness of color, durability, moister and stain resistance, and ease of maintenance.
Granite Shelves For Fireplace Mantel
The problem with granite's heaviness was solved by incorporating a steel insert into the underside of the granite The insert has been skillfully inlaid into the bottom of the granite surface and camouflaged by colored epoxy. This reinforces the granite shelf without distracting from the beauty of the stone. Fabrication of the granite shelf with a steel insert is an advanced process that requires the skill of expert stone fabricators and not everyone has the capabilities to get it done right.
The Granite tops are designed for use with supporting corbels. The wider 8 inch top requires a corbel with minimum depth of 6 inches and the narrower 7 inch top requires a corbel with a minimum depth of 5 1/4 inches. InvitingHome.com offers the largest of corbels online that can meet both the size and support requirements as well as your style choice.
Floating Mantel Shelves with Granite or Marble Top
Wide variety of mantel shelves are available in today's market. InvitingHome.com provides to you a high quality hand-crafted by expert furniture craftsman mantel shelves that are made from the finest selected hardwoods. Mantel shelves are available in an either a 6 foot or 5 foot length, to accommodate most common sizes of the fireplace.
You can choose from two styles of wood shelves, a regular 5 -1/8 inch profile with 8 inch granite or marble top and a low profile 3-7/8 inch shelf that accommodates a 7 inch granite or marble top. Both mantel shelves can be fabricated in selected hardwood such as hard maple, alder, white oak and cherry either finished or unfinished. Your mantel shelf can be also made in Tiger Maple, mahogany, flame birch, walnut or any other exotic wood species of your choice.