Gas-powered fireplaces make life way easier. Long gone are the days when pa had to go on out back to chop up firewood. Now, all you have to do is curl up with a book, push a button, and you’ve got a roaring fire in seconds.
As gas fireplaces grow in popularity, the biggest question is not how to get the fire going, but how it will coordinate with the rest of the house. Fireplaces come in all sorts of beautiful designs, and thanks to gas, the possibilities are endless.
For example, you do not use wood logs for your gas fireplace. Instead, you can choose between fire glass or life-like ceramic logs.
What is fire glass?
Fire glass consists of small pieces of tempered glass that won’t shatter or break when exposed to high temperatures. They come in all sorts of colors and textures, giving homeowners a unique way to jazz up their fireplace.
What are ceramic logs?
These logs look like wooden logs, but they’re actually made of ceramic materials. A vent is added at the top of the logs for the flame to rise out of, like an actual wood fire.
Fire glass vs. ceramic logs
The big question is which one is better for your fireplace? The good news is that there aren’t many differences, except for the aesthetics.
Both types of fire accessories are eco-friendly because gas burns clean. You also don’t need to use gasoline with a fireplace. No smokey smells or mess to clean up make both of these options low maintenance, and they will last for years.
Fire glass is gorgeous, and the biggest advantage with this fire accessory is how versatile it is. You can perfectly coordinate your fireplace with any color scheme in your home. Fire glass is hypnotic and makes it look like the flames are dancing on top of jewels. It’s a luxurious touch that is an immediate conversation starter.
Ceramic logs are classic and look like the real deal. If you prefer a traditional fire without the extra work, then this is the way to go. There are even ceramic logs that look like the logs are glowing red, hiding the blue flame.
Both types of fire accessories will make your fireplace look its best, effectively covering up the gas mechanisms.