Traditionally fire surrounds have always been one colour, and marble Fireplaces are usually one consistent beige or cream colour. Nowadays it is very contemporary to mix a marble fireplace or wooden fireplace with a black granite back panel and hearth. The overall effect creates a unique sense of depth and the contrast compliments either the wood or the marble. Black granite is a shiny material and it is possible to have a hearth and panel supplied in honed slate which is a matt (dull) texture and finish. Slate is more expensive than black granite, and will probably add £100 additionally to the total cost of the fireplace.

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Useful tips

1. It is possible to mix a marble fireplace (or wooden fireplace) with a black granite back panel and still have down lights, as seen in the above image. 2. Black granite only suits modern properties and decors when it is mixed with a wooden surround or marble surround. If you are looking for a traditional decor, a black granite hearth and cast iron back panel may be more appropriate. 3. Slate is unique in the fact that it lends itself well to both modern and traditional decors alike. There are two types of slate: Riven Slate has small indentations, where as honed slate does not. Both types of slate are matt in texture and appearance.