By Andrea Wichterle. Fireplace. Published at Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 - 00:40:54 AM.
Stone materials vary enormously in colour and composition; whether you opt for limestone, granite, marble, cast stone, slate or even a thin stone veneer each have their own unique look and feel. Of all the stone materials, marble is probably the most expensive and difficult to maintain but if you are after a sumptuous elegant look in your living room, it can be the perfect choice. On the other hand if you don’t want to spend huge amounts of money there is always the cheaper alternative of man-made marble. Limestone can be very captivating if you select a neutral colour that will complement almost any interior design while granite, though not so soft, is also a good choice because it needs very little maintenance.
It is essential to have a fireplace screen in your fireplace in order to add appeal to your simple house. Classic and modern designs of fireplace screen are available so you can choose the kind of screen best for your fireplace. If you want to add a classic appeal to your fireplace, you may want to purchase a vintage fireplace screen and if your home has a modern look, there are a lot of contemporary designs to choose from. When it comes to safety, a screen for your fireplace is necessary as it protects your house from fire sparks. You have to make sure that your home is safe and it is best to take caution in order to protect your loved ones. Though having a fireplace is a good thing, you need to consider certain thing such as safety precaution because the first thing you want to do is to prevent fire from happening.
You just have to know the precise measurement of your fireplace and you can find a fireplace screen that fits. If you are into traditional type, you should go for the metal fireplace screen. Brass, steel, aluminum and iron are some of the most popular metals used in fireplace screen. Most of these metal screens have a mesh screen that helps prevent ash and sparks from flying. You must remember that metal screens can reach extreme temperature so it is best to be cautious and avoid touching them. There are also stained glass types of fireplace screens and these types come with lead and wooden frames.
Ventless gas logs are designed to be used indoors and have several safety features that make them safe inside your home. Manufacturers of ventless gas logs have a limit to the amount of BTU’s burned which limits the size of most unvented gas log burners to 30". The size of a firebox that would comfortably hold a 30" gas burner is 42" to 48" which is still a large fireplace. A standing pilot assembly stays lit and heat is tracked with a thermocouple. If the flames go out for any reason, the thermocouple cools and gas stops at the valve. Oxygen depletion sensors are also attached to the gas valve to ensure the flames do not burn up so much oxygen in the house that unsafe conditions are created.
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