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Fireglass for Firepits & Fireplaces

Whether you’re looking for a great way to freshen up your gas fireplace or update your home or backyard, you’re going to love Fire Glass!  Not only is it very trendy and attractive but it is also virtually maintenance free ending those hours of pesky fireplace cleanup.
There is no soot, ash, or smoke with Fireglass which means no messy cleanup. Since there are no popping embers to worry  about you can even remove your screen or glass doors for a truly modern, clear view. Of course, there will still be hot flames so if CropperCapture[19]you have little ones around you may want to keep it there until they’re a bit older. The state of the art manufacturing process eliminates sharp edges so you won’t have to worry about cuts when handling the glass. It does get hot, so you will have to make sure you don’t touch it after burning. The glass is tempered for long-term use and burns cleaner and more efficiently than conventional gas logs and will not melt, degrade, or emit toxic fumes. Every bag of Fireglass is clean and free of debris and water. As long as the Fireglass is used properly it will never discolor, soot, burn, or degrade. It really is made to last a lifetime.
With Fireglass, your decorative options are endless! An average fireplace takes about 75 pounds of Fireglass, but there are calculators to help you estimate how much will work for your CropperCapture[18]particular situation. Placing a 2-3” thick layer is generally  recommended to get the best flame. Most people choose Fire Rock or Filler Fireglass to fill the majority of the space, since it’s cheaper than Accent Fireglass and the top layer is the only visible layer.  The only difference is that Accent Fireglass is more vivid in color but it is a bit more expensive.   If you’re going to be changing out your Fireglass regularly for parties or holidays it might be easier to use all Accent Fireglass so you won’t have to pick through it to get it out in order to replace it.
When it comes to Fireglass, installation is a cinch! Simply remove the old gas logs and clean out your fireplace using a dry cloth to remove any dust. Check your burner to ensure it is working properly or purchase a new one and you’re ready to fill. Pour the Filler Fireglass into the bottom of the fireplace and then spread the Accent Fireglass over top for a finished, affluent appearance.
Whether you’re looking to create a relaxing atmosphere or looking for an eye catching display, Fireglass is sure to impress.
If you have more questions, you might find the information you’re looking for in our Fireglass Q&A blog.