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Logs vs Fire Glass


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Decisions on Tempered Fire Glass Versus Traditional Logs

Should I Keep Using Logs or Fire Glass

With the holidays yet again closing in and family visiting soon, your fireplace may be the area where everyone gathers. The question is does it need a little more work? Would you finally like to replace those messy charred logs with something that’s new and affordable during the holidays? Not only that, but is extremely easy in maintaining clean when compared to ashy logs or lava rocks. If you’d like to step outside of traditional ways and dive into something modern then choosing fire glass from Glaz Chips is definitely an alternate design solution!

Logs vs Fire GlassAlthough there is nothing absolutely wrong in keeping traditional methods, fire glass (as pictured above) does have its advantages if you’re looking for a product worthy of replacing. Let’s summarize those perks before giving fire glass an opportunity to possibly make it into your indoor or outdoor fireplace.

Advantages of Glaz Chips Fire Glass

  1. You be the designer this time by selecting from a wide variety of colors, reflective colors and mixes that will match your exterior or interiors color scheme.
  2. Fire glass is thoroughly tempered to withstand the heat of a fireplace preventing it from popping or melting.
  3. Doesn’t disperse ash or soot and is easier to clean and maintain when compared to logs or lava rocks.
  4. Vibrant colors adds a designer decor element to your fireplace that is eye catching.
  5. Glaz Chips Fire Glass can be used with fireplaces using natural or *propane gas.

*Due to the chemistry of propane gas, it is advised to use darker colors if using propane appliances. Examples include glass colors such as black, bronze or dark blues.

Ask Us for a Complimentary Sample

It’s only natural that you want to look and feel the product before making a purchase. With that in mind, we invite you to go to our Glaz Chips Fire Glass website and send us a message on what color you’d like a sample of. Or you’re more than welcome to call us Toll Free at (877) 371-1418 and talk to one of our customer service representatives for more information on how to obtain a sample or two.

Common Q&A :
Question : “How much fireglass do I need for my fireplace?”
Answer : Every fireplace ranges and we’ve seen anywhere from 10 lbs to 65 /lbs or more worth of fireglass. To best answer the question visit our online fireglass calculator and enter the dimensions to best estimate how much your fireplace will need.

Azuria and Gold Fireglass by Glaz Chips


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Relax Outdoors at Your Fireplace With These Cooler Temperatures

We’re a little past midway through October and in majority parts of the country has made for some rather nice temperatures in the evening. With that in mind and knowing you might have visitors, ever given thought of possibly replacing what you currently might have in your fire pit? Pulverized and ashy logs really discouraging your efforts in wanting to clean out your fire pit? If you’d want to keep up with today’s trends you may consider using fireglass as a replacement. Why you ask? Fire glass is by far a clean and modern substitute for traditional logs and lava rocks. If you really want to captivate your guests attention or add a new design element to your firepit then Glaz Chips Fire Glass is perfect for you. What was once an expensive and rare item to purchase has become a full-out aesthetic that is now affordable.

With a wide variety of vibrant colors and mixes, we are certain you’ll find a color that will mesh with your outdoor color schemes. If you’re wondering about a powdered blue ( Azuria Fire Glass ) or an earth type color ( Bronze or Bronze Reflective Fire Glass ) we have those available. You can get even more creative by selecting one of our mixed colors such as our Gold Mixes which coincidentally is on special for the month of October (2015). The opportunities in revamping your fire pit have gotten flexible with the variety of choices available. Visit us online at www.glazchipsfireglass.com to view additional colors, mixes and monthly specials. In case you’re not persuaded enough why not give us a call toll free (877) 371-1418 and ask for a free sample to be mailed to you.

Why Glaz Chips Fire Glass ?

A common question that is normally brought up is the exact origin of our glass. “Is your glass recycled color glass?” “Is this glass that is merely broken glass that’s put in a fireplace?” To the customers amazement there is an extensive process involved in fire glass. Fortunately for us we have our personal inventory of glass stock sheets in various colors that are set aside with the sole purpose of making Glaz Chips Fire Glass. We can assure you that none of the glass that we fabricate and package come from recycled bins. Each color that you see on our site is properly tempered with our own tempering furnace that prevents glass from popping or warping. By having our own tempering and manufacturing facility we are able to offer a top of the line product that embodies quality and affordability.


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Fire Glass for Fire Pits | Sunset Gold Sale

Sunset Gold Fire Glass

Temperatures are looking good out there which means families and friends are heading outdoors. Whether its a party, a barbeque or as simple as a get together your fire pit may need a small upgrade. Glaz Chips Fire Glass has a clean, modern and vibrant solution for you with affordable fire glass for fire pits.

So why fire glass? Well to start off its by far a cleaner product and doesn’t leave an entire mess like logs or lava rocks. Notably our fire glass products are easy to maintain. Its as simple as a rinsing with water, letting it air dry and back into your fireplace. You can’t say the same with logs or lava rocks. With our various color selections you have choices before you buy. You can go with whatever color palette you’d like. Interested in earth tone colors or perhaps an aqua toned color that will give your backyard an extra contrast? We have several colors ranging from bronze to vibrant blues to help you in your selection process.

To start off April, Glaz Chips Fire Glass is putting its premium Sunset Gold Fire Glass on SPECIAL at $3.50 /lb (orig $6.95 /lb). Having trouble deciding how much you’ll need? Just surf on over to our fireplace glass calculator to give you an idea of how much you need. Make sure to scroll up and down as we have fireplace diagrams ranging from rectangular and circular shaped fireplaces.

Glaz Chips offers an affordable product that was once thought impossible to purchase. To make it even more affordable we’re putting our best fire glass product out there with Sunset Gold. Start off spring or gear up for the summer by firing up your fireplace with fireglass and give yourself boasting rights when you have company over.

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Follow Us on Social Media for Fireplace Glass Discounts

Follow Glaz Chips Fire Glass on Social MediaEveryone knows that the best way to receive discounts or look up any good deals is by simply going into your social media apps. Some retail sites may have the occasional coupon or ‘enter this code’ to receive a certain percentage off any purchases. However, if you’re an avid shopper and really want to get that big discount do a little more research and you’ll see that a good percentage of deals are offered on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Groupon etc. With that in mind, follow us on Facebook , Instagram & Twitter for product reviews, fireplace glass updates and promo codes for amazing discounts! Follow us today and receive 15% off store wide including clearance items, exclusive monthly special of gold reflective glass and burner hardware!

Official site of Glaz Chips Fire Glass for Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Fire Tables, Fire Bowls and More| Exclusive monthly sales are Azuria & Gold Reflective, Bronze & Gold Reflective, Green & Gold Reflective, Black & Gold Reflective Fire Glass @ $3.25 /lb ( Originally $5.75 /lb ). Free Shipping available!

Azuria Fireglass for Fireplaces


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A Modern Way to Rejuvenate Your Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Fire Tables and More

Azuria Fireglass for Fireplaces

For the last couple of years now fireglass for fireplaces, fire pits, fire tables, fire bowls and other home and hearth products have become increasingly affordable and diverse. Ranging from several colors and premixes, customers no longer have to stretch out their wallets to replace traditional type product such as lava rocks or logs. With a broad line of 1/4″ tempered glass, customers have flexibility to browse colors that will essentially go along with their color scheme of choice.

Restaurants, resorts and luxurious hotels were the first to experiment with tempered glass in place of traditional product and quickly gained fame opening eyebrows as to what it was called and where to buy it from. Names such as glass crystals, fireglass, firepit glass and broken fire glass crystals were the first to surface the market. Once consumers caught on a new trend was created where broken tempered glass was being used as a substitute in place of lava rocks and logs. Existing fireplaces, fire pits, fire tables, fire bowls and other hearth platforms were being completely transformed and rejuvenated with fireglass crystals. Moreso, fire glass has now gained far more popularity especially with its price tag be lowered as low as $2.65 per pound.

Luckily for Glaz Chips Fire Glass, glass product isn’t outsourced nor does it come from glass recycled bins. Manufactured by Glaz-Tech Industries, Glaz Chips Fire Glass is properly tempered, tumbled and polished to avoid injury from sharp edges all the while retaining heat. Being that these fire glass crystals are manufactured in-house, Glaz Chips makes for extremely competitive pricing over the web. Browse throughout the current lineup of glass colors and premixes to give you an idea on how you can rejuvenate and breathe life into an existing or new modern fireplace.

Most Common Fire Glass Questions

How much of your fire glass do I need for a fireplace? What if I have an indoor fireplace and an outdoor fire pit?

Glaz Chips has developed a fireglass calculator to let you know how much you’ll need. We recommend at least a 2″ minimum depth worth of fire glass crystals for any platform whether be a indoor fireplace, outdoor square or round fire pit. As a quick tip and reminder to save you money, in the event that your fireplace exceeds 2″ in depth you can always purchase clear glass as a filler since you won’t realistically see it below. Or many customers have also purchased sand or rock to fill up the space leading to the suggested 2″ minimum. Visit our contact page in case you have further questions on the structure of your fireplace or fire pit.

Does the flame change color depending on the color I choose?

Unfortunately the answer is no. The glass color you decide to choose does not change the color of the flame.

Before changing out my lava rocks, what are the benefits of using glass for my fire pit?

Fire glass can be viewed as a substitute for traditional products such as lava rocks and logs. It is a green eco-friendly product that doesn’t leave the mess that other products do. Since the glass is tempered it does absorb heat and remains hot after being lit making it an ideal product during cold weather. The variety of colors, reflective glass and premixes allows for creativity and thus transforming and designing your fireplace or fire pit. Fire glass doesn’t create ash, soot or emit toxins into the air and has far more longevity when compared to other traditional products.

Visit us online today, glazchipsfireglass.com and see for yourself the potential of recreating your fireplace with new and modern glass crystals.

3/8 Bronze & Gold Mix - Clearance Item


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Clearance Sale Items Now Available

3/8 Bronze & Gold Mix - Clearance Item

Glaz Chips Fire Glass is now offering its fireplace glass at a discounted price. Its clearance section hosts a limited and beautiful supply of fireplace glass crystals. So what’s the difference or why is it on clearance to begin with? This short supply of glass crystals have either been experimental mixes or colors that never saw the light of day on our full line of advertised products. This limited supply of product makes for a great start for beginners with small to medium fireplaces or fire pits. It will definitely work well with small props bought at local hardware stores such as fire bowls and fire tables that can serve as a substitute in place of dirty logs and lava rocks. Act today and take advantage of these discounted deals for your personal use or simply use it as a gift!!!

Visit our fireplace glass clearance page for additional glass colors and availability.

Current Clearance Items as of June 19th, 2014

  • 3/8″ Bronze and gold reflective mix (pictured above) $3.25 /lb
  • Aqua blue and blue reflective mix $3.00 /lb
  • Aqua blue and starphire mix $3.50 /lb
  • Black chunk fireglass $3.05 /lb
  • Black reflective and gray reflective fireglass $3.75 /lb
  • Bronze reflective and gray reflective fireglass $2.75 /lb

These fireplace glass clearance items have been properly tempered, tumbled and polished to ensure its safety and longevity. The tempering process also prevents the glass from peeling, popping and emits no smoke or ash. Due to its process it also absorbs heat making it an ideal product for fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls and fire tables.

Glaz Chips Fire Glass New Website


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Visit Our New Glaz Chips Fire Glass Site

Glaz Chips Fire Glass New Website

Check out our new Glaz Chips Fire Glass site as we’ve added more options, premixes and have completely revamped our site. Browse through our fire glass like crystals from the comfort of your mobile phone or tablet. Experience high definition images and gallery. If that’s not enough remember you can always request a free sample of our fireplace glass before you commit to a purchase.

Summer time is here and that means more time is being spent outside with family and friends. If your traditional fireplace needs an upgrade why not replace those logs or lava rocks with today’s modern solution with fire glass looking crystals. Visit our site at www.glazchipsfireglass.com and browse through our various fire glass collections. Whether you like earth toned colors such as bronze or bronze reflective fire glass or something that will compliment your pool such as an azuria or blue reflective fireglass, we have a diverse product line for you to choose from.

Be a part of the new trend and give fire glass a shot this summer. Let others marvel in your elegant taste when they come over for that family get-together or bbq. Here’s another offer, add 15NEWCHIPS at checkout and receive an additional 15% off of your fire glass purchase. Plus keep in mind that any fire glass orders over $99 means you qualify for free shipping in the United States. If you’re asking yourself, “I’m interested but how much fireglass do I need for my fireplace?”. We have a fireglass calculator that will help you determine how many lbs you will need.

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Tempered Fire Glass vs Regular Annealed Glass

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Gold Reflective Fire Glass that has been tempered versus Blue Green Glass that has not been tempered.

Gold Reflective Fire Glass that has been tempered versus Blue Green Glass that has not been tempered.

When shopping for something different, in this case fire glass like crystals for your fireplace or fire pit, you want to make sure you’re knowledgeable about the product. Since fire glass is relatively new to consumers several questions other than its colors have been brought up, and that’s extremely important. This article will explain the differences and give you some background on the definition of tempered glass versus annealed glass.

One of the biggest reasons why consumers have gone in the direction of fire glass is because you have more options to choose from when it comes to color variations. The idea is to install something that’s modern and really grasp the attention of family and guests. Traditionally lava rocks or logs would have sufficed but options are extremely limited when you’re trying to go for a unique and beautiful look. Not only are you limited but when the time comes to clean your fireplace the idea itself of cleaning the mess is cumbersome. Therefore the use of fire glass has become the next popular home and hearth product. Customers now have the options of choosing a color that’ll match their color scheme to their pool for instance. Or, if their fireplace is indoors and would like to stick to their earth toned color schemes per say a color of Bronze Reflective Fire Glass might be the best solution.

It all sounds perfect and creativity sets in when it comes to choosing your color of choice. However, be knowledgeable when doing your research online and don’t immediately go with the most inexpensive prices. Yes, the colors displayed online are rich and by all means will go perfectly inside a fire pit or fireplace. Glaz Chips Fire Glass strongly advises that you check the characteristics of the glass other than their color.

Fire glass that is suitable for a fireplace or fire pit absolutely must be tempered. Glaz Chips Fire Glass has become the safest choice because of the process that it goes through. Glaz Chips has its own tempering facility which means three things; (1) Appropriate tempering temperatures for fire glass. (2) Glaz Chips Fire Glass does not outsource its glass to be tempered elsewhere. (3) Glass is not recycled glass that are thrown in bins and then tempered. Glaz Chips Fire Glass tempers stock sheets that are still in cases. So what are the dangers or hazards if glass is not tempered? Here’s a list that we have come up with :

Possible Hazards if Glass is Not Tempered :

  • The fracture pattern when broken or crushed will leave large shards. It makes it extremely dangerous when installing in a fire pit or fireplace. (See image of Gold Reflective Fire Glass versus Blue Green Annealed Glass)
  • Tumbling glass that has not been tempered appropriately will leave sharp edges.
  • Tempered glass has already been formulated to withstand heat. However, glass that has not been tempered and is annealed will increase the risk of cracking and possibly popping due to the range of heat it is undergoing.

Why Use Glaz Chips Fire Glass & the Advantages of Having Tempered Fire Glass Installed in Your Home :

  • Formulated tempering measures have been designed so that fire glass can withstand the heat of a standard fire place or fire pit.
  • Glass breaks in a nice fracture pattern (see Gold Reflective Glass image above) and is tumbled to prevent shards or sharp edges making it suitable to handle.
  • Tempered glass will not warp, melt or discolor throughout its period when installed in a fire pit or fireplace.
  • Tempered glass will not pop during hot temperatures due to its tempering process that it has already undergone.
  • Recommended for natural gas applications however can be used with propane gas. When using propane gas as your source, keep in mind that propane is a slightly dirtier form of gas in comparison to natural gas. It is advised to use darker Glaz Chips Fire Glass colors.
  • Requires minimal maintenance. A simple wash and rinse with water will do before it gets inserted back to your fireplace or fire pit. (No windex or cleaning chemicals needed.)
  • Fire glass will not emit any gases or toxic fumes.

In short, tempered glass is considered safety glass that will fracture in square pieces when broken and is therefore less likely to cause injury. Annealed glass, although inexpensive because it is not tempered, will more than likely crack when exposed to hot temperatures and will break off into large and sharp shards increasing the chance of injury. Now that you have those details in hand shop with ease knowing that our fire glass is not only manufactured in the United States but undergoes a tempering process which will result in a product that’ll last! Visit us today or request a sample at www.glazchipsfireglass.com.

Glaz Chips Fire Glass is a product of Glaz-Tech Industries Manufactured Out of Tucson, Arizona.

Comparing Lava Rocks and Fire Glass

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Comparing Lava Rocks and Fire Glass for Fire Pits

Spring 2013 has kicked off to a great start and the photo above is exactly why. Lava rock, although traditionally used, does not have the same quality of look that fire glass does. The several colors, glass mixes and reflected colored glass opens the window to creativity and longevity to your fire pit or fireplace. Homeowners now have the ability to give their fireplace or fire pit complete contrast and design with Glaz Chips Fire Glass. If you question the longevity of both products, lava rock will look weathered and extremely dark over time making it unpleasant just to look at. Glaz Chips has been tempered to withstand the heat of a fireplace and will not cause the color to fade or emit any toxins. A simple rinse or hosing the glass down with water is normally required in an extended period of time. Recommended to be used in natural gas, darker colors can still be used with propane gas and will require additional maintenance. If you’re asking yourself why that is, the chemistry of propane burns dirty and will eventually cause a layer of debris over time. Nonetheless, Glaz Chips Fire Glass offers a completely different look. It’s a look that no one hasn’t seen too often and will definitely catch the attention of your family or guests during the spring or summer time. Whether you have fire glass indoors or outdoors, you’ll be adding a beautiful aesthetic to your existing fireplace.

Does the idea of doing something completely new and different tempt you? Visit the website at www.glazchipsfireglass.com and find incredible prices from the assortment of glass crystals or call toll free (877) 371-1418 if you still have questions.

Special Sales for the Month of March 2013

Silver Fire Glass is the newest addition to the line of product. Originally priced at $6.25 /lb, March is offering silver fireglass at $4.75 /lb. If you hurry now you can actually get an additional discount of 15% off by using promotional code STRW15 at the point of checkout. Other featured glass products for fireplaces include:

  • Black Fire Glass | Original Price $4.15 /lb | Discounted Price for the month of March $3.05 /lb | Recommended both for natural and propane gas applications.
  • Aqua Blue Fire Glass | Original Price $6.95 /lb | Discounted Overall Price $4.85 /lb | Recommended both for natural and propane gas applications.
  • Bronze Fire Glass | Original Price $5.75 /lb | Discounted Overall Price $3.25 /lb | Recommended both for natural and propane gas applications.
  • Clear Fire Glass | Original Price 1/4″ $3.25/lb | Discounted Overall Price $2.65 /lb | Recommended only for natural gas.

How Much Fire Glass Do I Need for My Fireplace?

Glaz Chips has created a fire glass calculator for both fire pits and fireplaces. This glass calculator will give you a better idea as to how much you will be needing. If by any chance you think the amount is rather high and would like other alternatives or recommendations on how much to purchase then give us a call at (877) 371-1418, we would love to hear from you and help you out.

Black Fireglass for Fireplaces | March Special

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Black Fireglass Special for the Month of MarchWith spring season upon us Glaz Chips Fire Glass has had to put an additional color on sale for the remaining month of March, Black Fire Glass at $3.05 /lb. Originally with Deep Blue Fireglass at $3.05 /lb, Glaz Chips has unfortunately run out of that particular color for the time being. Black fireglass introduces a classy and modern look which has been favored among interior designers. Normally priced at $4.15 /lb or higher, black fireglass makes for a popular color when trying to aim for a maximum contrast in your fireplace or fire pit. Black fire glass is also offered with one of our popular mixes, Black and Gold Fire Glass Mix. If you have seen our inventory of colors and don’t really care much for the bronze, green or blue type of glass and need a modern look that will really pop in contrast then black fire glass is the choice for you. Suppose you’re interested but still hesitant about the new product, you can certainly give us a call toll free at 877-371-1418 or go online at www.glazchipsfireglass.com and request a free sample of black fireglass or any other colored glass crystal of choice. It’s time to start cleaning out those outdoor fire pits or fireplaces and place a product that is beautiful and eye catching for others to see. Enter SOCMED10 at the point of checkout and save 10% … Spring, its finally here!!!