Glaz Chips Fire Glass

The Alternative Product for Fireplaces & Fire Pits

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.

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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