A stone fireplace surround can be added to an electric fireplace to add a touch of drama to your room. Electric fireplaces are popular because they do not burn wood to create heat. There is no soot or grime to necessitate regular cleaning of the fireplace, nor is heat resistance a requirement. Since the surround would be mostly for aesthetic enhancement, you could explore options of faux stone surrounds instead of the traditional granite mantles. Other surround options for your electric fireplace could also be wood, glass or metal.