Fire glass is an innovative idea in adorning gas fire places. Rather than trying to imitate the traditional log look, go modern by reflecting those beautiful flames off the facets of thousands of glass pieces. Glass is available in a variety of sizes and a truly astounding array of colors. You could choose a monochrome look or mix colors for an amazing display. The choice is up to you, and the results will be sure to bring compliments from everyone who sees the fireplace in operation.
I currently have a gas log fireplace. Can I take out the logs and switch to glass?
This will depend on the exact brand name and model number of your existing fireplace. Some manufacturers offer a glass tray or alternate media support system of some sort that will allow you to remove the existing log set and replace it with fire glass or ceramic stones. However, this is a relatively recent development and many older models of fireplaces were not designed for such a retrofit. For additional guidance, please contact our NFI certified specialists at 1-800-203-1642.
How much fire glass is needed for a standard fireplace?
As fire glass may not be used for all fireplaces, there is no standard recommendation and we would need to know the make and model number of your hearth system. If this is a glass burner installed into a masonry or prefabricated wood burning fireplace opening, we will also need to know the front width, rear width, and depth of the opening to recommend the proper amount of glass to cover the hearth floor and glass burner.
Is the fire glass prepared specially for heat or is it the same as decorative glass gems used to decorate vases, etc?
How would it work if you combined the glass gems with river rock to give some variety in the look?