Granite fireplace surround facings by York Fabrica are attractive and are offered in the most in-demand colours such as brown, black, gold, beige, cream and others. Our full- size slab design is favoured over less-expensive individual tiles because it looks so much more opulent. Our granites are polished to a semi-gloss finish. Marbles and granites are just about 3/4″ thick (and the slate has a thickness of 1/2″). The outside edges of marble and granite slabs that show following the installation of a fireplace mantel (with legs) are polished. Granite is the strongest and most robust of stones. Stones will benefit from sealing once a year.