Have a fireplace? Well, if it’s a gas fueled fireplace you know that you have to deal with fireplace glass. Fire glass is used to cover the gas burners and piping in modern fireplaces and fire pits, and it absorbs and radiates the warmth from the flames pretty effectively. Did you know there are two types? Do you know the differences between the two? Well, read on to find out more.
Fire glass is tempered glass
Fire glass is a tempered glass that comes in different sizes, colors, and shapes. It’s usually in the form of crystals or in rounded bead shapes. The colors also make the fireplace more beautiful. Different colors and shaped fire glass can have a lot of aesthetically pleasing effects, such as colorful reflections. Fire glass comes in glass crystals, eco glass, fire beads, and zircon glass.
Crystal shaped glass
Crystal shaped glass that are glass pieces with flat edges and squared corners. They look like broken glass, but all the same size and shape. The flat edges reflect light better, and are used to create a sparkling effect.
Fire beads are just that, rounded, polished bead shaped pieces of glass. They don’t reflect the light but instead give a better depth of color.
Zircon glass pieces are crystals that have an irregular shape. They are tumbled and feature pieces with rounded edges and corners. It gives the best of both crystals and fire beads.
Eco glass is made from post-industrial glass that have been melted, colored, and then formed into uniform sizes and shapes. Eco glass is the least expensive of all of the fire glass types, and it reuses old glass, making it environmentally sound.
Fire glass is a great way to make your home warmer, but more beautiful as well.