If you decide to make use of bricks rather than stones, you can at least make sure that you will be able to replace any bricks which get damaged over time with bricks which are at the very least very similar to the ones that were initially installed. Switching out damaged bricks for new ones is done quite simple with the panel sheets, which usually come with touch up kits to assist with installation. If you use real stones you might find that the company you initially purchased the stones from when you did the initial work has gone out of business and now you aren’t able to get replacement stones that appear to be similar to the ones which you originally utilized.
Of course, the likelihood that you’ll need to replace replica stones isn’t all that high. Natural stones generally are made from really tough stuff and do not break all that easily. Bricks on the other hand in many cases are made of some type of clay or even combination of cement and sand. They might have not been baked for long enough or something like that as well as break on a regular basis.
I suppose the main point this post is attempting to make would be that the project of any area or room contribute largely to the feel and look of the house and the very first impression that people will get when they walk in. This means that they are extremely important and it is a good idea to make sure that anything you make use of for the surfacing of your walls or fireplaces is going to give the look and feel that you would like to have. You may even want to get an expert landscaper in to help you to decide what to use.