Mantels: Heavyweight

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Weighing in at more than 1,000 pounds, this cast limestone fireplace mantel is a real heavyweight. Similar to natural limestone in texture and weight, cast limestone is an aggregate, made with crushed rock and additives and poured into a mold.

Shown here is the "Alexis", part of the Estate Collection and one of ten mantels offered in this line.

Finish options are smooth (honed, but not shiny) or distressed (more rustic).

Due to the weight of this mantel, professional installation is recommended.

  • Alexis Mantel comes in opening sizes of 42" and 54".
  • Prices are $4,075 and $4,375 (September 2006).
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