The beauty of solid stone is the natural shading and veining which gives it a unique character and sets it apart from fireplaces made from reconstituted materials. Firecraft use only the best stone available and with a little care and maintenance you will be able to keep your fireplaces in its original pristine condition.
- Before you attempt to clean or sand your fireplace, always test a less visible area first.
- For general cleaning we suggest an overall wipe with a damp sponge using clean water.
- Accidental spillages should should be washed off with plain water before they are allowed to dry out.
- Stubborn stains can be removed by a light sanding with a very fine grade sandpaper or emery cloth, followed by washing as previously described.
- Candles are best kept away from the fireplace as the wax will mark the stone and would be difficult to remove.
- Thousands of our fireplaces have been sold for use with solid fuel, but it must be realised that solid fuel is dirty by nature and that it will be impossible to keep the fireplace in pristine condition, however, an occasional light sanding or marked areas will remove most marks left on the stone. never attempt to clean soot or coal marks with water.
- Your authorised stockist will be able to help you with more serious problems such as an accidental damage to your fireplace.