BestFireplaceMantels.com carries fireplace mantel shelves, and full fireplace mantel surrounds. A fireplace mantel is first piece of furniture in any home. There’s nothing as warm and welcoming as a crackling fire in an open fireplace. The dancing flames can lift your spirits and melt away the most stressful day in a matter of minutes. But to truly be part of the home, a fireplace must warm our hearts even when there is no fire in the grate. Furniture is arranged around it, precious treasures are displayed on it, and it provides balance and stability to the entire room.