Brick Veneer Fireplace: Pros and Cons Brick Veneer Fireplace: Pros and Cons

Installing a brick veneer fireplace has become a very popular addition. Brick veneer around a fireplace offers many advantages. However, it also comes with a few drawbacks as well. Here are a few pros and cons about brick veneer fireplaces that you should consider. 

Pros 

  • Aesthetic appeal- Installing a brick veneer fireplace can provide a very beautiful look for the inside of your home. It can provide a very old-world feel to the space. Many people love the look of brick. Bringing the look inside the living area of the home is very desirable.
  • Durability- Brick veneer is a very durable material to use around the fireplace. It can stand up to a lot of wear and tear and will last for many years into the future. 

Cons

  • Tough to clean- When you use brick veneer around your fireplace, you will notice that it can be tough to clean. Cleaning in all of the mortar joints is especially time consuming. You will need extra time and focus to properly clean these areas.
  • Limited appeal- Many times, you will go into a house and notice that the brick around the fireplace looks dated. Brick styles change with time and there is something about seeing an old brick fireplace that is not especially appealing.

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