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WOW FACTORS FOR GAS FIRE FEATURES!
Fire Pit GlassSo you want to know how do you turn your propane or natural gas fire pit table, fire pit, or fireplace from an ordinary fire with lava rocks and gas logs to being a WOW factor. One of the easiest ways to dress up your fire, is to add fire glass, which will give you that dazzling fire you are looking for.
Fire glass is becoming very popular as a choice for home owners and designers seeking out new ways to innovate fire glass, into their design features. Other ways designers and home owners are using fire glass is to mix it in Mosaic Cement Counter Tops, in Terrazzo Flooring, in Aquariums – to replace the gravel, and in landscaping by replacing the mulch with fire glass, to accent your yard. With the array of color and sizes available, the uses of fire glass are endless, you are only limited to your imagination.
What is fire pit glass?So now you are asking yourself, exactly what is the definition of Fire glass?
Fire glass is tempered glass that is tumbled and sometimes polished to prevent sharp edges and injury. The glass is designed to tolerate high temperatures without melting, burning, popping or discoloring when used as recommended. Fire glass is produced in a variety of colors and styles.
Now that you know what fire glass is and how it is being used -you are asking yourself " Where do I Start?"
The first place to start with any project is to ask yourself -
"What design look am I going for?"
"What color scheme am I trying to achieve?"
"How much fire glass do I need?"
"What are the benefits of Fire Glass?"
If you are replacing your lava rock or gas logs, then the desired aesthetic must be carefully considered. Typical gas fires are not very desirable to look at because the plumbing is clearly exposed along with the gas jets. Fire glass serves two primary purposes - Functional and Aesthetic. Fire glass is specifically designed to be used to mask the jets from the gas tubes while creating a vibrant, glowing focal point in your backyard or inside a family room. Fire glass is available in a wide range of colors and styles.
What are the benefits of replacing gas logs or lava rock with fire glass?
1. Because fire glass is transparent, radiant heat can pass through it more easily. This means that fire glass radiates more heat than lava rocks or ceramic logs. Which ultimately leads to being able to lower your BTU output and save you some fuel.
2. The glass does not create toxic fumes, smoke, ash or soot.
3. The product does not degrade
How long will Fire Glass last?
The glass will last a lifetime when left within the burner pan, or bottom of the fireplace, other than removing for an occasional cleaning.
What is the maintenance of Fire Glass?
Because there is no soot, dirt, or ashes there is minimal maintenance. Like any household furnishing the glass can get dirty and dusty. If there is an obvious build up of dirt one can scoop out the glass and wash it with dish detergent followed by a thorough rinse, and then laying out to dry.
Is fire glass available in different finishes?
Yes - Fire glass is made as tumbled glass, reflective glass and smooth finish glass. The industry standard is tumbled.
Yes - Fire glass is made in different sizes.