Design Considerations

Masonry heaters are located directly in your living space to take advantage of the radiant heat. This affords many additional features such as bake ovens, benches, shelving or mantles, and wood storage. Foremost for consideration is the facade material: brick, field stone, soapstone, stucco, ceramic tile, or combinations. The denser and thinner the finish material such as soapstone or kachelstone ceramic tiles (within building parameters), the more responsive the rate of heat transfer to the room. A masonry heater's appearance is limited only by creativity of the builder, the availability of materials, and your budget.

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