Go back

Can You Use Faux Stone Panels on a Fireplace?

Can You Use Faux Stone Panels on a Fireplace?
By Kari N.
October 27, 2021

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, refreshing a fireplace can change the entire look and feel of a room. However, stonework can be intimidating and expensive. A great alternative to costly and cumbersome stone or brick is GenStone Faux Stone Panels and Faux Brick Panels. These panels look like real stonework or brickwork but are made from a mixture of cement, natural aggregates, and pigments, meaning they're very lightweight. 

Kenai Faux Stacked Stone

GenStone faux stone and brick panels are safe for placement around a gas fireplace as long as the area around the fireplace is not too hot to the touch. However, it is not recommended for installation around a wood-burning fireplace due to the significant heat distribution and potential sparks that may come into contact with the product.

In addition to being applied around a gas fireplace, GenStone faux brick and faux stone panels can be used for a variety of interior and exterior projects, such as accent walls, kitchen backsplashes, porch columns, foundations, and more. A great way to get an idea of how GenStone might look in your space is to order a 12" x 12" Faux Stacked Stone Sample or Faux Brick Sample

Chicago Faux Brick

Northern Slate Faux Stacked Stone

One of the huge draws to GenStone is its ease of installation. It was designed so that DIYers can complete a project in a short amount of time without having to hire a professional. To get started, you'll need to measure the area you're want to redo to determine how many panels, corners, ledgers, and trim pieces the project will require. GenStone's Faux Stone Installation Guide and Faux Brick Installation Guide outline exactly what to do for both interior and exterior applications.

Watch this short video to help plan and measure for your GenStone project.


With a wide range of interior and exterior applications, GenStone Faux Stone Panels and Faux Brick Panels give you the ability to substantially elevate your home's appearance and provide a solid return on investment at an affordable price. GenStone is now available at DIY Home Center.