Thank you for considering purchasing a Premier
Mantel. Our mission at Premier Mantels Inc., is
to provide you with a high quality mantel, at a
reasonable price, within a reasonable lead time.
Our state-of the art 50,000 square ft.
facilities are located in Florence, Alabama. Our
first class facilities help us build a first
mantels are better than our competition's for
several reasons. First we use state-of-the-art
panel processing equipment and the best
materials possible for all the large flat mantel
parts. Since your mantel is being installed
around a fireplace it is being subjected to
sharp differences in temperature. Temperature
changes causes wood to expand and contract which
can cause wide pieces of solid wood to warp, cup
and split. Therefore, we use MDF (medium density
fibercore) covered with a wood veneer rather
than solid lumber for all our wide flat pieces.
The MDF material should not be confused with
particle board which is actually a low density
material. MDF will not warp, split or cup and in
this application we feel is a better material.
We cover the MDF core with the best grade of
veneer available. We use an a grade plain sliced
veneer on all oak, pine and cherry mantels which
gives you the look of solid material with the
advantages of MDF. Each flat part is cut out on
our automated panel saw that insures squareness
of all parts and a perfect cut.
part is put through our computer operated
Machining Center that drills all assemble holes
for our cam-lock system. This state-of the-art
Machining Center is not the cheapest or fastest
way to build mantels. But it assures that every
mantel fits together perfectly and allows us the
flexibility to build custom mantels quickly. All
design changes are made automatically and
accurately by it's computer.
We manufacture all our own mouldings and plinth
blocks in house. This insures proper tolerances
and high quality and gives us the flexibility of
building our products to order and custom sizes.
We use the highest grade oak, poplar, pine and
we make our own mouldings and accessories, we
can build mantels out of special woods, such as
walnut and mahogany. At Premier Mantels we want
to be as flexible as possible while building a
high quality product. At Premier we build each
mantel one at a time. Each mantel builder is a
skilled craftsman with many years of woodworking
experience. Our employees take pride in the fact
that their name is stamped on the back of each
mantel they build. Each piece of moulding is
meticulously cut and installed on the mantel.
Whenever possible, parts are nailed together
from the back side to eliminate as many nail
holes as possible. Each builder is responsible
for the completed mantel.
assembly, each mantel is inspected and packaged
by an experienced packager. Since each mantel is
shipped either UPS or Common Carrier, it may be
subjected to damage during handling. That's why
we take great care in packaging our products.
Heavy duty cartons, styrofoam and cardboard
packing materials are used to package each
mantel to ensure a safe delivery.
Our employees and staff make the
difference - we are always striving to be
America's Premier Mantel source for you