Custom Fireplaces in Independence, Missouri
Gaumats International, LLC understands the importance of making your house a home, which requires adding your own touch and incorporating warm and welcoming fixtures that add depth and character to the structure. A fireplace is a perfect way to do that. Whether you’re thinking about updating your current fireplace, you’re building a new home, or you want to add a fireplace to your current home, we have the experience and expertise to help with all your fireplace needs.
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Gaumats International proudly serves clients in the Independence, Missouri region. We specialize in custom designed fireplaces and proudly offer customers high-quality workmanship for the best fireplace prices available.
Benefits of a Fireplace
Fireplaces are not only aesthetically pleasing, they’re practical and offer multiple benefits. Many people choose to install a fireplace to save money on their energy bill. Harsh winter weather can spike the cost of energy and incorporating a fireplace can help cut those costs. A fireplace is a great generator of heat and gas bills are typically less than electric. Choosing a wood-burning fireplace also means your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your home. Another practical benefit is if the power goes out, a fireplace not only continues to warm your home and offer light, it’s a great source for cooking food.
The aesthetic appeal is another reason people choose to install or upgrade a fireplace. With so many options such as granite, marble, or quartzite, a fireplace can bring any room in the house together, highlight other custom fixtures throughout the house, or make a room stand out. Your fireplace can be as unique as you are, and custom designed to flow perfectly with the style and feel of your home.
Independence, Missouri Custom Fireplaces
Types of Fireplaces
A stone fireplace has a stunning aesthetic appeal and no doubt demands the attention of anyone who enters your home. Gaumats International has a wide selection of beautiful stone slabs perfect for designing your ideal custom fireplace.
People choose granite fixtures for their home because it’s one of the most durable stones available. Granite is a natural stone and can withstand extremely high temperatures, making it an ideal choice for a fireplace. Granite is non-porous, making it resistant to stains, chipping, and scratching. Because granite is a low-maintenance stone, using it for your fireplace is a great way to make a room stand out as elegant and natural. It’s easy to care for and with minimal maintenance, it stays looking like new.
Marble is a classic and luxurious stone that many people incorporate throughout their home. The aesthetic appeal of marble is that it automatically draws the eye and it looks elegant, making it the perfect centerpiece for a living room, kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. Many people choose to use the same or similar slabs of marble for their kitchen counters, bathroom vanities and fireplace. Doing this helps to streamline a similar look throughout an entire house, pulling it all together. Marble is very low-maintenance and can be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth if soot or anything else spills. We offer a range of diverse custom marble fireplace colors and styles to fit the style of your living space. Because it’s durable, marble can withstand high temperatures, and it’s easy to clean and maintain.
Quartzite is one of the most popular choices for custom fireplaces because of its look, durability, and price. Because quartzite is a natural stone, it’s very strong and non-porous, meaning it’s scratch- and stain-resistant. Quartzite is ideal for surrounding a fireplace. It bears a close resemblance to marble, but without the price tag, so if you’re looking for an elegant, durable, and easy-to-maintain option, quartzite might be the perfect fit for you. We custom design quartzite fireplaces to meet our clients’ needs.
Cleaning and Maintenance for the Stone Around Your Fireplace
Because a fireplace is often the centerpiece of a room, it’s important to keep it clean and looking like new. Luckily, maintenance on most natural stones is minimal. Depending on the type of stone you choose, there may be store-bought cleaners available. If you wipe the stone down weekly with a soft, damp towel, it’s not necessary to spend big money on expensive products. Never use harsh chemicals on your stone fireplace. Not only can it damage the stone by staining or dulling it – cleaners with harsh chemicals may be flammable. Also, avoid using an abrasive sponge or wire brushes to clean the stone surrounding your fireplace. A soft towel or washcloth dampened with water and a gentle dish soap should do the trick for daily or weekly maintenance.
A family-owned business since 2005, Gaumats International, LLC is passionate about custom designed fixtures. We have been serving the Independence, Missouri region for more than 12 years and we take great care to ensure each client receives the highest-quality product at the best price available. Customer service is the staple of our business and we continually strive to offer each person who contacts us the best experience possible.
Started by Daisy and Apul Gaumat, we house beautiful slabs from across the world and each project is custom fabricated in our state-of-the-art facility. Gaumats International takes pride in its high-quality craftsmanship.
If you live in the Independence region and are interested in a quote for a custom-designed fireplace, contact us today at 816-847-8228.