Age is something that affects everything – humans included. Fortunately, we have a whole bunch of products on the market like anti-aging creams, fillers, and hyaluronic acid to minimize some of the effects of growing older. …but our fireplaces don’t!

As the years pass, your fireplace might end up looking a bit worse for the wear. Fortunately, we have tools and services that can restore the look of your fireplace face.

To schedule a fireplace facelift or fireplace refacing appointment, reach out to someone on our team by filling out this appointment request form or by giving us a call today. We’d love to help you create the perfect fireplace for your style and budget!

What Is a Fireplace Facelift?

You’ve heard of a fireplace upgrade – a whole system renovation, even. But a facelift? What’s that?

First and foremost, a fireplace facelift is a service that can breathe new life into an old, dated fireplace. Essentially, we remove the old fireplace facing in order to replace it with something new and different to create a fresh look that better suits your space and style. 

We’ve found that “fireplace facelift” perfectly describes what actually happens during such a job. Our talented and experienced techs literally lift the current outdated facing materials from around your hearth in order to replace it with something newer and fresher.

What Are the Available Materials for Fireplace Refacing?

This is, perhaps, the most exciting part of deciding to upgrade your fireplace: you have a plethora of different options to choose from when it comes to the material, color, pattern, overall finished texture, and more! Our options include:

  • Cast Concrete: Cast concrete is a great option if you know you want solid construction. This material can be ordered in the exact size, shape, finish, color, and texture you prefer, so you can get results that perfectly match your vision. One thing to consider if you’re leaning towards cast concrete is that it is one of the heavier options. You’ll need to know the weight limits of your hearth support before you go this route.
  • Tile: Have a pattern or grand design in mind? Tile may be your best option. It’s customizable, comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, and can easily be used to create an array of patterns. Depending on the type of tile you use, a tile fireplace can be great for traditional spaces and contemporary vibes
a gas fireplace with a stone facing - the stones are large and square and rectangular
  • Stone: Stone is a classic option for fireplaces – a look that never goes out of style. The possibilities are virtually limitless because of the many color, pattern, and placement options. In fact, there are so many beautiful types of stone, the hardest decision may be choosing between them! With options like marble, limestone, granite, slate, river rock, and more, you’re sure to find something that suits your style. One consideration to keep in mind, however, is the overall weight. Like cast concrete, refacing your fireplace with stone can be quite heavy. It’s also a material that can get pricey fast.
  • Culture Stone: If cost and weight are a concern, but you love the look of stone, you may want to consider cultured stone. This man-made material is gorgeous, affordable, and lightweight, giving you the best of both worlds.
  • Metal: Want a clean, cool look for your fireplace? Consider metal. Metal is modern, sleek, and comes in a variety of colors and finishes. It may be just the thing for your living space.
  • Brick: You didn’t think we’d leave brick off the list, did you? Brick has been – and continues to be – one of the most popular fireplace materials out there…and for good reason! It’s durable and, depending on the pattern and color you choose, a brick fireplace can be perfect for both contemporary and classic spaces. But again, like stone and cast concrete, if brick is on your radar, you’ll need to look into the weight limits of your hearth support.

Feeling dizzy, yet? We understand – sometimes, having more options makes a difficult decision even harder! We’re here for you, though. At Integrity Chimney, we not only pride ourselves on our various chimney and fireplace maintenance and repair services, but also our industry expertise that allows us to help you make the best and most informed decision for your home and family.

I’m Considering Getting a Fireplace Facelift. Is There a Best Time to Do It?

Good question. While we’re happy to do a fireplace facelift for our clients at any time, there are some times when it makes more sense to go ahead with the work. If you’ve been on the fence about the investment, knowing when it might make sense to pull the trigger can help.

  • When replacing an insert or factory-built fireplace. Factory-built fireplaces and inserts don’t typically last as long as masonry fireplaces. Components can break down over time and require that the unit be replaced. Because of the work involved and the fresh look that a new insert or factory-built fireplace will bring, it’s a good time to consider having a fireplace facelift scheduled around the same time.
  • During a flue reline. A flue reline typically requires the tearing out of tiles, which can be a big undertaking. While we’ve got our hands dirty, why not throw in a fireplace facelift? You’ll have a freshly lined flue and a brand new view that will make your fireside experience more enjoyable than ever.
  • During the off season. The spring and summer months lend the perfect opportunity for more extensive fireplace and chimney work because your system isn’t typically being used, anyway. In addition, it’s the slow season for chimney sweeps, so we’ll have more opportunity to get you scheduled at a time and date that’s ideal for your schedule.

Is It Expensive To Reface a Fireplace?

Ultimately, this depends on a number of different factors. First, the most important thing to keep in mind when determining your budget for a fireplace facelift project is the desired material. Just like with anything else (fireplace/chimney-related or not), different materials come with different price tags. Some, unfortunately, are much higher than others.

Another thing that will determine the overall cost of a fireplace facelift service is the existing surface area that requires material replacement. Naturally, if your fireplace is on the larger side, you’ll need enough new facing material to cover the entire hearth, which will end up being more expensive than a home with a smaller appliance. 

All that said, it’s simply too difficult for us to provide any concrete or specific kind of pricing information on our website and have it remain accurate for our entire customer base.

No worries, though! We believe in the power of price transparency, so while we might not have our pricing listed anywhere on our website, we’re always more than happy to discuss approximate quotes with you once we know more about your specific needs and existing set up. 


a fireplace with a partial tile facing next to a nicely stacked pile of logs

Are There Other Ways To Update My Fireplace?

Well, that kind of depends. A fireplace facelift will breathe life into both your living room space and the appliance’s appearance by upgrading any old and grimy facing materials, but it won’t do much for the actual operation itself. 

Let’s say you don’t care too much about your hearth’s appearance, necessarily, but you have been curious about updating your actual heating appliance. Depending on your spatial limitations and the kind of setup you currently have, you might look into investing in a fireplace insert that will dramatically improve system performance and naturally provide a more modern look.

Alternatively, if your appliance is in good condition, but you’re not looking for something as intensive as a fireplace facelift right now, you could look into accessorizing your system. You might be surprised to learn that there are quite a few different products out there that not only enhance your fireplace’s efficiency, but also improve the finished look too.

Let Our Technicians Update Your Space – Call Today!

Aging may be a natural part of life, but you don’t have to live with an outdated, unattractive fireplace. Call us up now to schedule an appointment to talk about your fireplace facelift vision. We’d love to help with everything – from ideas and budgeting to getting the dirty work done.