Advice on making fireplace base/flooring look half-decent
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Advice on making fireplace base/flooring look half-decent

Post by mike_diy » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:55 pm

I am after a low cost solution to get my fireplace area looking “presentable”.

It’s not actually a working fireplace, and it will never be a working fireplace. It just needs to look half-decent.

I was in IKEA recently and I saw a piece of material (not for sale but for a display section) which might be similar to what I am after. See in photo under the blocks of wood. I don’t know what it was.

I need something like this but I’m not sure what the material is or where to get something like this or what I should even Google to find something like this. It’s basically a large sheet of coated MDF or maybe it’s just plastic made to look like stone/marble.

Every search online I try returns results for supporting working fireplaces and very costly. This isn’t a fireplace... it’s just a hole in the chimney where a fireplace used to be. I don’t even know what the official term for that is.

I’ve also uploaded the photo of my fireplace at the moment.

Looking for some general advice. Cheers.
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Re: Advice on making fireplace base/flooring look half-decent

Post by stoneyboy » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:10 pm

Hi mike_diy
Possibly the easiest solution would be to use kitchen worktop. If you can find a local supplier of worktops they may have a suitable offcut.
The next priciest option is to search for marble slabs on the internet.
Regards S

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