What Is Fire Glass and Why Should You Use It?

Firepits serve as a place for you and your loved ones to gather around, add warmth during the cooler months, and create a new layer of dimension to your landscaping. If you’re installing a new firepit or upgrading your old one, you’ll need to consider the type of fuel you want to use. Wood-burning pits are fun, but most homeowners find that using natural gas is more efficient, cleaner, and easier. And if you choose to go with natural gas, you’ll need to pick a material to fill your firepit. Fire glass can be a great option. Here’s what you need to know about this unique material.

What Is Fire Glass?
Fire glass is a commonly used filler material designed for gas fire pits. It’s used instead of the older gas logs to fill in space and hide the gas lines and igniters in fire pits from view. The material is available in many different colors and, since it’s tempered glass, it won’t shatter or be damaged by exposure to intense heat. Even better, the glass won’t emit harmful chemicals or byproducts when heated, so it’s safe for the environment and your family.

Fire glass is available in many different colors and styles, so you’re sure to find an option that works with your design goals. 

Why Should You Use It in Your Firepit?
Fire glass can be a wonderful addition to any gas fireplace or fire pit and offers several distinct benefits that other types of materials simply lack. Here are a few reasons to use fire glass in your fire pit instead of other fillers.
  • Low maintenance requirements: Fire glass is designed to last for years with minimal maintenance and upkeep. The material won’t fade in color and won’t go black even if it’s exposed to high temperatures for an extended period. 
  • Projects more heat: Fire glass is better able to radiate heat from your fire pit out anytime it’s running. Why? Because the material reflects the heat the flames produce rather than absorbing it and funneling it back into the base of the firepit. This can make your patio space more fun to use during the winter months.
  • Better safety: Since fire glass is made of tempered glass, you won’t have to worry about it shattering or exploding when it gets hot. That means your patio space won’t end up covered in sharp shards of glass.
  • Available in different colors and shapes: If you’re trying to create a unique look, fire glass will help you do just that. It’s available in many different colors, textures, and sizes so you can create a design that speaks to your unique preferences.

Fire glass is incredibly versatile and can work in fire pits of all sizes, shapes, and styles.

Give Your Fire Pit Color and Depth
If you’re installing a new fire pit or want to revamp your existing gas-powered fire pit, using fire glass to cover the supply lines rather than bland gas logs is a great way to add flair and make the space your own. Contact Natural Stone Sales today to learn more about our fire glass. 

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