What are Fire Glass Fire Pits and How Do They Work?

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fire pitsFire glass refers to small pieces of tempered glass. Tempered glass is safety glass used for many different applications, including computer screens, windows and shower enclosures. Since the combination of ‘fire-and-ice’ was introduced in the mid-2000s, it became a fast-growing trend among designers and homeowners. Today, however, it is more common to see fire glass used in fireplaces, tabletop fireplaces and fire pits.

How is it made? Recycled glass is put through a special treatment that allows tiny pebbles to make direct contact with hot flames without melting. The end result is a beautiful, repurposed product that’s eco-friendly and authentic. Because it’s tempered, fire glass doesn’t explode, soot or melt, and it won’t emit hazardous by-products into the atmosphere.

Fire glass fire pits serve two purposes – functional and aesthetic. They have become a popular alternative to those fake gas logs that lack the natural ambiance of dancing flames. Exposed gas lines make it immediately apparent that you’re not looking at a real fire.

Fire glass also provides an ideal way of concealing gas jets with attractive crystals and pebbles that not only look beautiful, but also increase heat radiation by up to four times. The pebbles are available in many colors and shapes that can be used to create glowing fire pits in backyards. You can even use them in family rooms!

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