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Stone Veneer Fireplace Cost

The average stone veneer fireplace costs $2,250. Most range from $1,880 to $2,630 but could cost up to $9,000 or more. Expect higher costs if the veneer spans the height of a wall or covers an area of at least 50 square feet.

Fireplace size, design and quality of stone veneer are the biggest cost factors. Prices for stone or stone veneer can range anywhere from $20 to $100 per square foot.

Stone Fireplace Prices

Average Cost$2,250
High Cost$9,000+
Low Cost$1,880

Stone Fireplace Cost

A stone fireplace costs anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 or more. Most range from $3,000 to $7,500 but a custom, real stone design built by a mason is pricier. Outdoor fireplaces cost $3,000 on average (though again, custom work will raise the price).

Stone veneer is also known as "faux stone". It’s made of cement and other materials that make it a lot lighter than actual stone. Since natural stone is more difficult to manufacture, transport and install, a veneer fireplace costs less.

Stacked Stone Fireplace Cost

A 100-square foot stack stone fireplace runs between $1,420 and $2,020. Stacked stone is a type of style where pieces of stone or stone veneer are stacked on top of each other. Unlike other designs, the grout isn’t exposed.

Cost of Stone Fireplace Surround

A stone fireplace surround usually costs between $3,000 and $7,500 but could run anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 or higher. The surround refers to any part of the fireplace built with stone, or the area surrounding the firebox.

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Cost to Reface Fireplace With Stone

Depending on the type of stone, refacing your fireplace averages $60 per square foot but could cost more than $100 per square foot. When refacing, a professional will either remove the existing fireplace or install the new material over it.

Cost of Stone Fireplace and Chimney

A stone fireplace or chimney costs between $10,000 and $20,000. However, if you need to take down an existing one, the cost to remove a fireplace and chimney could add $500 to $6,000 to your project. Contact a fireplace contractor near you for a complete estimate.

DIY Stone Veneer Fireplace vs. Hire a Professional

Even though stone veneer is less expensive than actual stone, it requires a professional touch. An improper installation often shows flaws and looks "cheap", defeating the purpose of getting a stone look-alike material.

Installing a fireplace also sometimes requires gas hookups, venting, or chimney installation. These are all jobs for a fireplace installation company. When it comes to fire, it pays to play it safe and hire a professional.


How much is fireplace stone veneer installation?

Stone veneer fireplace ranges between $1,880 and $2,630, costing $2,250 on average.

How do you install a stone veneer fireplace?

A professional fireplace installer will create a design with the stone veneer. They’ll cut pieces accordingly, then prepare the surface before spreading veneer mortar. The mortar needs to dry overnight. Once dry, the installer will spread mortar over the individual pieces, attach them to the mortared surface and let it dry again.

The final step is to add grout, then clean up the space once the grout dries.

What's the best stone veneer for a fireplace?

Stone veneer is pretty similar in composition, regardless of brand. The “best” veneer usually depends on the style you’re looking for (including color).

How much does Cultured Stone® cost?

Cultured Stone® is a type of veneer that costs between $10 and $20 per square foot.

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