Fire Glass: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is fire glass?


Fire glass is tempered glass used in fireplaces, fire pits, and fire bowls to add style, elegance, color, and modernity. The tempered glass is the tumbled to remove any sharp edges and give it a smooth finish. Fire glass is processed in a way that it can withstand extreme temperatures without melting, discolouring, or burning if installed and used properly. Fire glass does not emit smoke, soot, or toxic fumes.


  1. What is fire glass used for?


Fire glass is the perfect alternative to ceramic logs, lava rocks, and fire stones. It can be used in both indoor and outdoor fire features to warmth and elegance to the place. Apart from the fire features, fire glass can also be used in aquariums, water features, countertops, and landscaping.


  1. What type of fire features can I use fire glass with?


Fire glass can be used in outdoor fire pits, and vented and non-vented fireplaces. It can also be used in certain indoor vent-free applications. Fire glass can be used with both natural gas and propane. Compared to natural gas, propane burns darker and you may have to clean the fire glass after a few uses.


  1. Is fire glass available in different sizes and shapes?


Fire glass is available in different sizes and colors. Blazing glass offers ¼ inch fire glass, ½ inch fire glass, and fire beads. You can choose between normal and reflective finish. There is also a wide variety of colors to choose from.



  1. How does fire glass last?


American fire glass uses a unique 5-step process to render strength, heat resistance and shine to the fire glass. If handled, installed, and used properly, the fire glass can last virtually a life time. It is capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 1300 degrees without losing their color, shape, or shine.


  1. Is it safe to use glass in a fire feature?


Fire glass is put through a unique 5-step process and then tumbled to make it safe for use. There are no sharp edges, so there is no chance of injury. It can be safely used in fire places, as it lasts long and does not lose color, shape, or shine.


  1. How long does fire glass last?


The durability of fire glass is directly proportional to its quality so it is important to but it from a reliable source with a proven track record of quality. Fire glass available at Blazing Glass has been manufactured by American Fire Glass, the most reputed company in the industry known for its top quality products. The fire glass is manufactured to last virtually a life time.


  1. How can I clean and maintain fire glass?


Fire Glass does not create any smoke, soot, or ash so there is virtually no maintenance required. If at all, you need to clean it just use a solution of water and vinegar.


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