Glaz Chips Fire Glass

The Alternative Product for Fireplaces & Fire Pits

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.

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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

Fireplace Crystals for January Sale

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Gold Fireglass Premix : Azuria, Black, Bronze or Green.

Gold Fireglass Premix : Azuria, Black, Bronze or Green.

January 2013 has started off extremely well with this month’s sale of 1/4″ Gold Premixed Fire Glass. Since Glaz Chips Fire Glass came online, gold mixed fire glass crystals has easily been the most popular choice amongst home owners. With the idea of replacing an old contemporary system having lava rocks or dirty logs, fire glass has been the perfect substitute for decor either inside your fireplace or your outdoor fire pit. Originally at $5.75 /lb for gold reflective premixes, Glaz Chips has cut that price to $4.00 / lb plus an additional *10% off. Glaz Chips is all about savings, especially after the holidays.

Love the idea of substituting glass crystals into your fireplace but not sure how much you need? Simply visit our online fire glass calculator and enter dimensions for either a standard indoor fireplace, square or round fire pit and see how much you’ll be needing. Enter SOCMED10 for 10% off at the moment of checking out and watch your savings add up!!!

*Glaz Chips Gold Reflective Mix is offered with Azuria, Black, Bronze or Green and packaged in a 4:1 ratio. Glaz Chips packages its products in 10lb bags, 25 and/or 65 lb buckets. Due to transportation of the glass some minimal cleaning might be required at the time of using your product.

**Glaz Chips Fire Glass is recommended to be used in conjunction with Natural Gas. If using propane gas as your source, it is advised that dark colors such as black, bronze or grey be used. Natural gas is a much pure and clean source of gas compared to propane which will eventually create a dark layer of debris. Minimal maintenance is required with Glaz Chips Fire Glass. A simple wash / rinse with water and drying time will suffice. No chemicals should be used to clean glass.

 


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Fire Glass Crystals and Burner Hardware in 2013

Stainless steel burners for fireplaces and fire pits.

As 2012 comes to a successful close, Glaz Chips Fire Glass will heavily promote bundles that not will include its various fireglass crystals, but will include stainless steel burners for indoor fireplaces and outdoor fire pits. Glaz Chips Fire Glass already maintains a low cost on its glass crystals and the same can be said about its new addition of stainless steel burner hardware.  Feel free to compare glass and hardware prices, Glaz Chips is pretty confident in its product, quality and its low cost throughout the web! Customers have slowly been able to purchase these two items at an extremely low cost and rest assured that it will continue in 2013.

Glaz Chips fireplace hardware is available in dual burner form. Usually the standard among burners, Glaz Chips dual fireplace burners are engineered and manufactured to give you the best and quality flame when lit. Stainless steel burners really showcase a balanced flame and output by strategically having drilled holes. This creates a beautiful even flame that practically dances on your fire glass crystals. The same can be said about the burners that are used outdoors in your fireplace or fire pit. These however are circular burners called o-rings. These too have been engineered to give you the best flame possible when lit. Depending the size that fits your fireplace, some of our stainless steel o-rings can have an addtional ring or two inside the outer ring for a more dramatic look to your fireplace. These stainless steel burners will definitely set the ambiance to your indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit!

So now you have either the stainless steel dual burner or o-ring in mind. How about the product? Several customers voice their opinions very directly. “Logs are extremely dirty and they make a mess around my fireplace”. “Lava rocks simply look dull and I want something that’s clean, less maintenance but will look attractive”. That’s where our product comes in. Plus with our prices, it’s no wonder a lot of customers preferred to buy a complete package with their stainless steel burners and fire glass together. Glaz Chips has various colored glass, reflective glass and fire glass premixes to help you out in your decision making. So, without further a do visit our official online store at www.glazchipsfireglass.com and see what others have been raving about. Glaz Chips Fire Glass … the solution for a beautiful and modern fireplace.

Burners for Fireplace Availability :

18″ Dual Fireplace Burner
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24″ Dual Fireplace Burner
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30″ Dual Fireplace Burner
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18″ Dual Fireplace Burner with 18″ Pan
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24″ Dual Fireplace Burner with 18″ Pan
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30″ Dual Fireplace Burner with 18″ Pan
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6″ Stainless Steel Fire Ring
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12″ Stainless Steel Fire Ring
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18″ Stainless Steel Fire Ring
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24″ Stainless Steel Fire Ring
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30″ Stainless Steel Fire O Ring
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Fireplace Glass Sale for the Month of December

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Fireplace Glass Sale for the Month of December

Take off an additional 15% when ordering through the month of December by entering STRW15 at checkout.

It’s the last couple of days before the holidays are here and Glaz Chips Fire Glass is offering 15% OFF its existing line of fireplace fireglass and stainless steel burner hardware. We already have one of the lowest prices available online and subtracting another 15% off only makes the deal even sweeter. So feel free to browse around our Glaz Chips Fire Glass Official Site and watch those savings add up this holiday season!!! This sale only lasts a couple more days and Glaz Chips Fire Glass is offering free shipping and handling for all its product for purchases over $99. Enter STRW15 at checkout to take advantage of this great holiday sale!!!

“How much fire glass crystals do I need for my gas fireplace?”
Don’t worry, Glaz Chips Fire Glass has an online calculator that will help you out. Simply follow the fireplace diagrams illustrated on the page and enter your dimensions of your fireplace or fire pit. It’s that¬† simple. Or give us a call toll free at 877-371-1418 and we will be more than happy to help you.

“I have propane gas. Can I still use your fire glass for my fireplace?”
Glaz Chips Fire Glass is recommended for appliances utilizing natural gas. However, you can purchase our fireplace fireglass and still use propane gas. In this instance we recommend purchasing a dark colored fireglass such as Black Fire Glass, Black Reflective Fire Glass, Grey Reflective Fire Glass and Blue Reflective Fire Glass just to name a few. By nature, propane gas is dirty compared to natural gas and will eventually create a layer of debris or make your crystals appear unpleasant to look at. Your firelgass will then eventually need to be maintained more with a simple hose down with water to wash away some of that debris.

“What’s the difference between a standard color and reflective fire glass color?”
This decorative option is all up to the home owner, contractor or designer. However, by adding a reflective color it enhances the way the flame reflects off the glass when lit. The “reflective” part of our fireglass is a mirror-like reflective coating that is extremely pleasing to look at night or day. At night you can witness the flames dance elegantly as it reflects off your reflective fireglass and it looks just as beautiful during the daytime.

Popular Choices from Glaz Chips Fire Glass

Sunset Gold Fire Glass
Price for December 2012 : $3.05 /lb

Silver and Gold Premixed Fire Glass
Price for December 2012 : $6.95 /lb

Azuria and Gold Premixed Fire Glass
Price for December 2012 : $5.75 /lb

Bronze Fire Glass
Price for December 2012 : $3.25 /lb

Black and Gold Premixed Fire Glass
Price for December 2012 : $5.75 /lb