Instantly transformed our condo living room into an attractive and cozy space with a rustic touch. The unit was easy to put together (wear gloves when touching the fiberglass concrete) and very easy to operate with the included remote control. The flames are very realistic as are the glowing embers and logs. Friends ask where are the gas lines and can't believe it's not a gas unit. The color of the stone is varying shades of light beige and grey and very natural. The unit is quiet and heats a small room, although we bought it for the flames more than the heat, it does heat well with two speeds. We would buy this again.