Fireplace is an architectural structure to contain a fire for heating, and especially historically, for cooking. A fire is contained in a firebox or fire pit; a chimney or other flue directs gas and particulate exhaust to escape. Marble Fireplaces are a central household feature, as the flames and crackling sounds are comforting, even when not necessary for heat or cooking. It mantels are a focus for interior decoration.
Marble, granite, and travertine are the best choices for fireplaces surroundings due to their high heat and burn resistance and their color varieties.