The Ultimate Guide to Fireplaces


fireplace or hearth is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used for the relaxing ambiance they create and for heating a room.
They are favorite amenities that most buyers consider a plus when searching for a new home.  Keep reading to learn more about them. 

Gas Fireplaces

Gas fireplaces look like real wood fires and act alike, too.They produce a small amount of smoke that requires venting, but the fire is produced gas. A gas-burning fire is more manageable than a wood-burning fire because you can control the amount of gas being used to ignite the flame. If you want more heat, all it takes is a simple adjustment. 

Electric Fireplace

Since they do not burn real wood, nor do they produce smoke or fumes, the maintenance requirements for an electric fireplace is significantly lower than other types of fireplaces. There is no chimney to clean. You never have to worry about cleaning up the logs or ash. You just turn it on when you want to and turn it off when you’re done. It’s that simple.

Ethanol Fireplace

Since ethanol fireplaces require minimal installation, the options you have revolve around where you want to put them and how you want them to look. Ethanol fireplaces can be wall mounted to provide a gorgeous focal point to any room. However, you can also choose from a variety of tabletop fireplace options, which are portable and can be moved on a whim

Wood Fireplace

The classic of all fireplaces is the wood-burning fireplace. It is hard to replicate the beautiful ambiance that a wood fire creates. The atmosphere, the warmth, the sound and the smell are all things that people love about natural wood fires.

Fireplace Mantels

A mantel, also known as a chimneypiece, was traditionally designed as a hood to catch the smoke of a fire. With the innovative fireplaces that the current day market offers, mantels are becoming more evolved and changing into elaborate designs for style purposes rather than sole functionality.

Decorative Chimney Tops

Having a decorative chimney cap is not just to keep out critters and birds. It should prevent moisture from entering the chimney flue to stop deterioration of the flue and even extent the life of your chimney. 

Fireplace Surrounds

The surround of a fireplace is the outer part of the wall that surrounds the opening of the fire. This is typically made up of brick or durable stone, such as limestone, granite, marble, etc.


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