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      Fire glass goes by many names such as fire pit glass, fire rocks, fireplace glass, flammable glass, fire beads, and lava glass. However, at Starfire Direct, we prefer to call it fire glass.

      Regardless of the name, all of our fire pit glass is safe to use with either natural gas or propane. When you get tired of all the other forms of decorative media, it may be time to expand your horizons. This glass has been a leading trend for fire pits and fireplaces in the US for over twenty years, and it’s still burning bright.

      Unlike traditional media—such as gas logs or lava rocks—fireplace glass artistically masks gas burners and jets while reflecting the light and heat produced from the fire. This makes the fire glass not only pleasant to the eye, but also quite functional. While some fake ceramic logs or large lava rocks may produce the same result, they are often uninteresting in appearance. It’s time to liven up your home or office with something outside of the box like fire glass.

      When non-flammable, melt-resistant fireplace glass came onto the market as an alternative for these long-standing forms of decorative media, the product took off. Starfire Direct, in particular, offers only the best of the best—meaning a vivid array of high quality fire pit glass rocks and fireplace glass rocks that are fit for any fireplace or fire pit project you may be looking to glam up. Our fire glass is resistant to melting from prolonged exposure to high temperatures. After this, we still give you room for options: our sizes range from a quarter inch to two inches, and our fire glass comes in various colors for further aesthetic appeal.

      What Type of Fire Glass Should I Use?

      When starting any fireplace or fire pit project, it is important to ask yourself, “What design am I going for?” and “How can I achieve that goal accurately and efficiently?” or even "What are my options?".

      For any new propane or natural gas burner project, the desired aesthetic must be carefully considered as different glass styles bring different results. With that in mind, here are some brief descriptions of a few of the types of fire glass that we offer:

      Quarter Inch Fire Pit Glass (Small Pieces)

      One of our most popular style of fire pit glass is a quarter inch, which starts off as a quarter inch sheet of tempered glass. When this sheet is broken, the result is a smaller, yet more vibrantly colored sample. This small size is ideal for most projects because it offers the largest selection of rich colors. When it comes to a visually pleasing fire feature, good color choice is imperative.

      Most of the quarter inch fire pit glass colors are offered in either reflective or non-reflective options, though currently a few colors are distinctly connected to one type or the other. Our reflective fire pit glass starts off with a sheer polish that creates more shine and sparkle, versus our non-reflective fire pit glass. While they do both offer reflective characteristics, our reflective fire pit glass is still considered a more premium product when compared.

      Half Inch Fire Pit Glass (Medium Pieces)

      Our half inch fireglass is just as popular as the quarter inch fireglass and it is not hard to see why. Like the quarter inch fireglass, the half inch starts off with a sheet of tempered glass, but which is twice as thick at 1/2". When this sheet is broken it results in a larger, chunkier piece of fire glass than its popular 1/4" rival. Since the pieces are larger, the color is not as vibrant as the quarter inch style. However, the size contrast is much bolder, and half inch fireplace glass rocks are better suited for larger fire features since its size complements well. As a bonus, our half inch fireglass also tends to work about 20% more efficiently with propane gas, since the propane has an easier time burning through the larger pieces. Most of Starfire Direct’s half inch fireglass is offered in reflective and non-reflective options. It is also possible to mix colors, which creates an eye-catching effect for any water feature or fire pit near a pool.

      Fire Beads and Fire Drops (Large Pieces)

      Fire beads and fire drops, the larger style of liquid fire glass, is a dramatic and artistic option to use in any hearth. It has been said that these styles resemble a “squashed marble” with many of these pieces giving the appearance of looking “wet” when burning due to the distorted flame reflection. This offers a stunning appearance unlike any other.

      Fire beads are uniform, smooth, and rounded and they create a striking contrast against the rising flame. Either way, you can't go wrong.

      Additional Options

      Beyond the choices listed above, Starfire Direct also offers:

      Shop for Fire Pit Glass Rocks at Starfire Direct

      With so many varieties of fire pit glass rocks and fireplace glass rocks, Starfire Direct surely has one that is ideal for your home or business. Browse online today to see all of our available Starfire glass choices.

      Starfire Direct is always updating our website with new options. If you don't see what you want or would like assistance, call our customer service or sales departments toll free at (866) 578-8538, or by filling out our online contact form, or simply by sending us a message using our live chat feature. We look forward to hearing from you.