Category Archives: Mantels

What does the maintenance for Scagliola stone products entail?

The stone is virtually maintenance free and requires no special finish to protect it, however it does need to be protected from water.  In the event of remodeling, if excessive dust has accumulated on the product, use an air compressor to remove the dust or dry cloth if minor accumulation of dust occurs.  Stone should […]

Is the Copper and Pewter real metal?

Yes, 100% pure copper or pewter powder is mixed with a binding agent. It is applied by hand into custom molds, then naturally cures and hardens.  After de-molding, the surface must be polished and buffed by hand to achieve the high polished finish, exactly like hot cast metal.

Are stock pieces available immediately?

Yes.  These mantels were produced during down time or were showroom displays.  Some have an old or custom color, hearth, and a surround that cannot be matched, those come with a marble or travertine hearth.

Does Francois & Co. offer custom mantels?

Francois & Co.’s standard mantel offering consists of hundred of standard profiles, many in various standard sizes. However, if customization is required for specific project needs, Francois & Co. has the ability to make custom mantels. Please contact your local sales representative for details about customization.