Category: Manufactured Stone

How to Take Care of a Manufactured Stone Fireplace

Made of lightweight concrete and molded to replicate the look of natural stone, manufactured stone veneer is a modern building material for fireplaces. While the firebox itself is made of heavy-duty materials, the hearth, mantle, and chimney are clad with faux stone. Manufactured stone is colored with pigments and stains to match the type of stone found in nature, then sealed to maintain the veneer’s integrity. Both indoor and outdoor fireplaces clad in manufactured stone are low maintenance.

Things You’ll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment
  • Vacuum extender attachment
  • Broom
  • Towel
  • Spray bottle glass cleaner
  • Garden hose
  • Exterior window cleaner
  • Garden spray nozzle
  • Manufactured stone cleaner
  • Brush
  • Pressure sprayer

Here are 3 ways to clean and take care of your manufactured stone:

  1. Vacuum the entire surface of an interior manufactured stone fireplace once a month or more frequently in regions where dust and debris accumulate quickly. Use the brush attachment on the hose of the vacuum cleaner to avoid scratching the seal on the faux stone. Add an extender attachment to the hose to reach higher surfaces. For an exterior fireplace, brush dust and debris from manufactured stone surfaces with a broom.

  2. Wipe the hearth, mantle, and any surfaces that can get fingerprints with a soft towel moistened with glass cleaner. Allow the cleaner to dry completely before starting a new fire. Outdoors, spray a manufactured stone fireplace with an exterior window cleaner attached to a garden hose. Rinse residue away thoroughly with clear water through a garden spray nozzle attachment on the hose.

  3. Use a manufactured stone cleaner to remove stains or built-up grime that can accumulate on outdoor fireplaces near cooking areas or during construction. Clear the area of furniture and cover the surrounding surfaces with plastic. Dilute the cleaner with water in proportions directed by the manufacturer’s label instructions. Moisten the faux stone with clear water, apply the cleaning solution with a brush or sprayer, then rinse repeatedly with a pressure sprayer.

Our Work is Made to Last

BSM Residential is a family-owned and operated business that partners with Centurion Stone. We have delivered beautiful stucco and stonework to the residential and commercial sectors of the Kansas City area since 2008, but have extensive experience before the founding of our company. We specialize in masonry work for remodeling, any type of home improvement, repair work, remodeling and new construction. BSM works for residential consumers, and we offer a full line of maintenance-free materials, including stone, brick, stucco and EIFs. We’re ready to serve your family or business and our portfolio is extensive for many types of projects. So, before you make a decision for your home remodeling project, give us a call for a free estimate.

Since we are a volume dealer, our prices are extremely competitive. We sell and install our whole product line, and encourage you to ask your builder about us. Our knowledgeable staff will help you pick the perfect stone for your project, and if you would like to install the stone yourself, we’ll even show you how.

Whether you are a builder, architect, business owner or homeowner, stop by or call and set up an appointment to visit our showroom and see all the exciting products we have to offer for your next building project. At BSM Residential of Kansas City, we are ready to help you and provide you our insight to ensure that your project is a success.