By Mike Audet from Maine on January 5, 2013
Does a gas fireplace need one of these, or is it just for decoration?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
Answer:Ceramic fireplace liners are purely for decoration. Most fireplaces are designed so that the liner is an option and does not have to be used. The metal panels inside the box are typically painted matte black for a modern, clean look.
By Ben Wilson from firstname.lastname@example.org on November 28, 2011
What is a ceramic liner? Are they designed to be placed over existing refractory panels that are cracked?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 29, 2011
Ceramic liner is the faux brick found within gas fireplaces. They are lightweight and cannot withstand the heat of a wood fire.
All of our ceramic fiber is fireplace model-specific. For example, this item is for use only with Empire's 42" 42" Keystone
You would need to replace your cracked refractory panel, which, I assume is within a woodburning fireplace.
We do offer some universal refractory panels that will work for any woodburning fireplace. Please see the following links:
Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panel - 24 inch X 28 inch
Hargrove Replacement Fireplace Refractory Panels - 24 inch X 40 inch - Set of 2
These panels are about 3/4" thick and can be cut down to the size you need with a masonry blade.
By steve from Zion, IL on November 16, 2012
I have the fake brick ceramic liner inside of my wood fireplace. It has a hole in it. Is this a safety issue?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012