Asthetically, the veneer matches your heater with your home decor, making it fit into your home like a piece of furniture. Benches, shelves, and cast iron decorations can all be added in order to dress up your heater and make it fit into your home and life. Practically, the veneer adds more mass to the heater, allowing the heater to store more heat and release it slowly over a number of hours. Different types of veneer have different heating characteristics, but generally, the thinner and lighter the veneer, the faster the heater surface will heat up and cool.
We traditionally created unique veneers for each masonry heater at the building site. But in the same way we simplify heater core construction with premanufactured components, we can also provide you a premanufactured veneer out of a material of your choice. Our veneer kits are designed and built to the same standards and ease of assembly requirements as our heater cores, so you can rest assured you get the best product for your money. Our veneers are do-it-yourself friendly and a team of two can assemble one in a work day.
We offer veneers of finished materials such as soapstone and granite,
and also materials to serve as a backing for thin veneers such as tile, thin stone, or plaster. Our backing material is the same proprietary refractory used in our cores to provide you with optimal heat storage and transmission at a reasonable cost. Call us for current veneer or backing material quote.
Some recent veneers we furnished: