Fire Glass is Becoming a Hot Trend
What is Fire Glass?
Fire glass is tempered glass that comes in various shapes and sizes and is used to retain and direct heat, usually in natural gas fireplaces and natural gas/propane fire pits. Fire glass does not burn, it retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas. Fire glass (like gas logs and stones) are used to hide the gas plumbing in gas fireplaces or stoves. Fire glass comes in 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch shards of tempered glass with smoothed edges that have been tumbled to decrease the risk of injury. Because the glass is tempered, it has no risk of “popping” and does not throw sparks the way regular wood burning fireplaces and pits do. It is also available in many shapes and sizes.
The great thing about Fire glass is that it does not leave traces of ash, soot, grease, or any discernible odor and creates a hotter flame than wood. It is a eco-friendly burning solution and leaves no trace of harmful air pollutants within the home.
Samples of Fire Glass Colors & Options
Frequntly Asked Questions
Can I use the fire glass with propane or natural gas fireplace?
￼A: You can use fire glass with both propane and natural gas. When you buy your burner pan make sure to purchase the correct connection kit for the type of gas you are using. The orifice is different for natural gas than it is for propane.
How long will Fire Glass last?
￼A: The fire glass will last forever when left within the fireplace.
What is the maintenance of Fire Glass?
￼A: Because there is no soot, dirt, or ashes there is minimal maintenance. Like any household items the glass can get dirty and dusty. If there is build up of dirt you can scoop out the glass and wash it with dish soap and thoroughly rinse.
Does Fire Glass produce a lot of heat?
￼A: When you use a burner pan with fire glass it will radiate 3-4 times more heat with its reflective surface than wood or artificial logs. The glass itself radiates heat and provides a constant flow.