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Economy Fireplace Mantels
Mantels to Match Every Decor and Budget
Our economy fireplace mantels are a great solution for those looking to redo their mantel on a budget. We are able to offer these discount mantels because they come unfinished, but with a quick coat of paint your mantel will be ready to show off. These gorgeous mantels start at only $249.00 and will arrive primed and ready to paint with latex or oil paint, making it easy to match any decor. A medium density fiberboard makeup (MDF see details below) and Included instructions make installation easy.
We have lots of customers that call asking, “what’s the difference between cheap, discount, and affordable mantels for your fireplace?” Often when we hear the word “cheap” we think that it means low quality rather than high quality, but because of modern technology, this isn’t necessarily true. Some other mantels may be made with cheaper plywood that won’t last as long and won’t hold paint, but all of our affordable mantels, in comparison, are made of a newer material called MDF (see below). Utilizing MDF allows us to help our customers find cheap mantels for any fireplace and help them honestly compare them to a wood fireplace mantel and surround.
So what is the difference between MDF and real wood fireplace mantels? Let’s start by thinking through the benefits, price differences, quality, and durability. The beauty of MDF is that it's cheaper materials are almost as sturdy as wood because of the technology used in constructing them. An MDF fireplace mantel and surround will last almost as long as a real wood fireplace and will be just as sturdy. It’s well crafted exterior will also endure the same fireplace temperatures as a standard wooden fireplace. The only real difference that you will notice is that an MDF mantel will not take stain and paint as well vs. real wood, because nothing can truly mimic the look of real wood grain. We’ve gathered the best collection of economical styles and options so that we can help you get just what you need. If you see something you are wondering about, or have a question that doesn’t appear to be answered online, give us a call at 800.897.7175, and we will be glad to assist you in choosing a mantel you will cherish forever.
Medium density fiberboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers, often in a defibrillator. It is then combined with wax, resin, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. MDF is denser than plywood and particle board, and will last you years!
*Note: Certain models are pre-primed and some will require primer as well as paint. Please check the model to see which is right for you.
Our most affordable mantel, perfect for the budget minded consumer looking for an affordable decorative touch.
Pearl Monticello 530