Glaz Chips Fire Glass

The Alternative Product for Fireplaces & Fire Pits

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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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.

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!!!

Spring or Summer Outdoor Fire Pit

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Agua Blue Fireglass in Fire Pit

Beautiful 20″ diameter fire pit pictured with our vibrant Aqua Blue Fire Glass.

The interest for fire glass is already gaining momentum in the Western and Southern States with Spring like conditions. As you can see from the picture above, Glaz Chips Fire Glass products stand out just as beautiful and vibrant in the daytime than nighttime. It’s color characteristics are truly luscious in comparison to standard lava rocks or logs. This alternative option for decor is extremely versatile and thus has been given a lot of interest due to its clean, low maintenance and crystal like attributes. The season continues to gather your family and friends. Why not do it outdoors around a cozy and modern fire pit!

Fire Glass Facts for Natural Gas or Propane Gas Applications

One of the questions a home owner or designer may not immediately inquire about is the effects of using natural or propane gas with Glaz Chips Fire Glass. The fact is natural gas is a preferred application for any of our fire glass colors. Reason being that the characteristics of natural gas are cleaner in comparison when using propane gas. If you are new to any of these applications just imagine the effects of a bbq grill that utilizes propane gas. In time, due to the chemistry of propane, you would eventually see a build up of soot or a dirty build up accumulate on your grill therefore requiring a thorough cleaning before your next bbq. The same applies to a fireplace or fire pit. Although the effects of using propane does not take place immediately, rest assure that in time you would see a build up or dirty film accumulate on your fire glass. Even though Glaz Chips recommends using natural gas as your source of lighting your fireplace, propane is still manageable and can be used. If using propane, however, Glaz Chips Fire Glass recommends selecting dark colors. Please see our recommended list of fire glass colors and mixes below when utilizing propane gas.

Fire Glass Color Recommendations for Propane Gas Applications

  • Sunset Gold Fire Glass
  • Bronze and Gold Fire Glass Mix
  • Black and Gold Fire Glass Mix
  • Blue Reflective Fire Glass
  • Black Reflective Fire Glass
  • Black Fire Glass
  • Gray Fire Glass
  • Bronze Fire Glass
  • Dark Green Fire Glass