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What is Fire Glass?

April 25, 2023 4 min read

Fire glass is a special type of decorative glass and more and more gas fire pit tables are incorporating them into their designs. This filler provides a great way to personalize your rattan fire pit table to match your style or outdoor decor. However, fire glass is more than just a decorative enhancement, which is why we've put together this article to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about fire glass.

What is fire glass made of?
Fire glass is very simple and made of colored glass. This coloring is achieved by adding metal oxides or metal powders to the glass to change its hue. For example, to create blue fire glass, cobalt oxide is added to the molten glass to give it a cobalt blue hue. In addition to the addition of metal oxides or powders, fire glass is specially tempered. This means that it does not contain any combustibles, finishes or additives that would be negatively affected by the heat and flame in the fire pit. In fact, fire glass is specifically manufactured to withstand the searing temperatures characteristic of fire. It will not burn or discolor when used in a rattan table with fire pit.

Fire Glass

Is fire glass safe?
It is certainly safe. Because fire glass is made only of glass and contains no chemical additives or plastics, it does not produce any toxic fumes. This makes fire glass a smart, clean-burning choice for families, friends and pets that can be used in your home. You don't have to worry about polluting the air like you do with wood and other combustible materials. And you don't have to worry about crackling, popping or spewing hot cinders onto where you sit. Of course, if you have young children or nosy animals in your home, it is better to choose to use rattan fire pit table with glass wind guard as an additional safety measure. Finally, most fire glass is also treated to eliminate sharp edges that could cause injury.

What does fire glass do to a rattan fire pit table?
Fire glass has several important uses within rattan furniture with fire pit. The most obvious use of fire glass is to enhance aesthetics. Fire glass has become a popular alternative to fake ceramic gas columns, which can ruin the natural ambiance of dancing flames. Exposed gas lines can create an awkward visual effect, giving the impression that you are not encountering real flames. Fireproof glass, on the other hand, can enhance the ambiance of a fire pit table by reflecting the light of the fire.

In addition, individual pieces of glass can spread gas more evenly throughout the fire pit table, resulting in a fuller, more natural looking flame. Because they retain much of the heat in the flame and radiate it outward, heat output is increased by about four times over a regular gas firepit table.

The Benefits of Fire Glass for Rattan Fire Pit Table

Does fire glass burn like fuel?
Fire glass itself cannot be ignited because it is not a fuel source. You need natural gas or propane as a fuel source. Fire glass is used as a permeable filler in a rattan gas fire pit. This means that when it is placed on a gas burner, the fire glass allows the gas to pass through it and ignite a flame on the surface of the glass. When using natural gas, the gas is lighter than air and therefore rises easily to the glass surface. Propane gas is heavier than air, so the gas needs to be dispersed close to and toward the surface of the glass. The gas fuels them from below and the flame will dance across the fire glass bed, appearing to rise directly from the glass.

Sometimes people mistake the black soot deposited on fire glass for burnt glass. However, since fire-resistant glass cannot physically burn, the black discoloration is simply soot from incompletely burned gas. If you are experiencing this, it may be because your burner is not properly configured for your rattan garden furniture with fire pit.

How long does fire glass last?
Because fire glass is heat-treated, it can last up to 20 years Use it for 20 years or more. However, in most cases, your fire glass is expected to last about 8 years. Over time, exposure to sunlight will reduce the vibrant color of fire glass, so the amount of sunlight the glass receives will affect its lifespan. To make your fire glass last as long as possible, try covering your rattan fire pit table with a cover, as well as turning the fire glass over once or twice a year and remembering to clean it regularly.

Durable Fire Glass

Through that article, I believe you have a good understanding of the fire glass in the rattan table with fire pit. After lighting it, enjoy the sparkling jewel-like fire atmosphere created by the ashless fire pit table and enjoy the warmth of chatting with friends on a cold night.

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