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Question DetailsAsked on 5/18/2014

how much would it cost to hire someone to reface fireplace surround?

Currently surround is tile at the base and wood around/behind. I want to have it redone in slate or stacked stone

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Sounds like you need a Mason who does fireplaces. Depends of course on how much tearout is required, and what type of stone you are using, but for normal in-stock stone at a stone or building supply yard, I would ballpark it at about $5-10/SF for the tearout and prep, then artificial stone glue-on veneer around 5-20/SF, $20-50/SF for true stone commercial veneer, or closer to $40-80/SF for stacked or full-depth stone - more for special order or exotic stones. I have seen fireplace facing/surround jobs go to $500/SF with specialty stones like Japanese Kama stone or Jaisalmer limestone or Carrera marble, or with custom-slabbed hand-selected stones.

This assumes the existing foundation and floor can carry the added weight - can add up to several thousand $ or more pretty quick if the foundation has to be beefed up to handle the stone weight, and this requirement is pretty much a foregone conclusion if this is a metal ready-set type fireplace rather than stone or brick already, unless you use hollow artificial stone veneer.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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