The Journal

Talostone® and Escea Gas Fire Places

“Can Quartz, Marble, or Mineral Surfaces be used around a Gas Fireplace?”

The answer is a resounding yes, with the help of Escea Gas Fireplaces. If you’re looking to create a cosy gathering spot for your family and friends and you are trying to find the perfect material to complement your gas fireplace, stone is often the go-to choice for many homeowners.

When it comes to selecting the right stone for your gas fireplace surround, it’s crucial to consider how heat can impact its integrity. To ensure that your gas fireplace project is a success, take into account care, consideration, and compliance. Talostone’s® mineral surface slabs have been used with Escea Gas Fireplaces in many projects with great results.

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Designed and Built by
Future Flip
Photographed by
Lucas Muro
Colour
Onyx WhiteTM 9100

Escea Gas Fireplaces are zero-rated fires, which means that, with proper installation guidelines followed, they can be surrounded by any combustible or non-combustible material, including Talostone’s® mineral surfaces. There are three main types of material that can surround an Escea Gas Fireplaces: non-combustible, heat sensitive, and combustible. Mineral surfaces are a heat-sensitive material that can become damaged by exposure to heat, such as cracking, warping, or discolouration if proper care is not taken.

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Designed and Built by
Future Flip
Photographed by
Lucas Muro
Colours
Left: Onyx WhiteTM 9100
Right: Super WhiteTM 9300

Talostone’s® Mineral surface slabs have been used with Escea Gas Fireplaces in many projects with great results.

When using real marble stone slabs, care and consideration must be taken to ensure a compliant and long-lasting installation. Marble and mineral surfaces are natural products that can withstand heat but are also very emissive and will quickly transfer heat to nearby building products. As natural products, Marble and mineral surfaces have unseen faults and weaknesses that can fail when heat and tension are applied, so appropriate measures must be taken to avoid damage or movement.

It’s essential to keep in mind that each installation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for safely installing an Escea Gas Fireplaces with a mineral surface surround. To ensure the best outcome, always reach out for support and never underestimate the detailed design work that may be required. The Escea Architectural Advisory team is available to consult on your plans and concepts during the design stage of your build and answer any questions you may have.

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Designed by
Builders Wife
Built by
King Homes
Photographed by
The Palm Co.
Colours
Super WhiteTM 9300

At Talostone®, we understand the importance of support during a project and are here to help. Contact us for any further technical advice you need about our mineral surfaces slabs. Visit our Talostone® City Experience Centre in Sydney’s Waterloo to view the full range of our mineral surfaces slabs, or go on on our virtual tour here. If you are interested in ordering a Talostone® sample you can order on online with ease here.

For more information and resources, visit the Escea website, www.escea.com where you can find technical specifications and installation guidelines, as well as educational journal articles. For personalised advice, email the Escea Architectural Advisory team at aa@escea.com. Get started on your gas fireplace project today!

Feeling inspired by the Escea Gas Fireplaces? If you’d like to experience the beauty of Talostone® Super WhiteTM and Talostone’s® Onyx WhiteTM stone firsthand, click the link below to request a sample.