Floating fireplaces are popular for homeowners who wish to add a hearth to their fireplaces. They are fantastic if you have limited floor space or a walking area around an existing fireplace. That is due to the lack of a base for a fireplace hanging or floating fireplace. Even though they are made to take up minimal space, they may nevertheless contribute style. The size of the floating fireplace should not be limited. However, they may create a wonderful architectural accent by encircling a fireplace wall’s corner or extending from wall to wall.
Floating hearths may be used for purposes more than just enhancing your fireplace. They may create a shelf behind your fireplace where you can keep accessories, firewood, and fireplace equipment. A floating hearth may be used to create a seat in front of and adjacent to the fireplace in houses with a more fantastic room. They may even be integrated into other architectural elements, like windows or bookcases, to give your fireplace a unique, built-in appearance. We can build the ideal floating hearth for you, regardless of your house’s current fireplace design, style, or vision.
You may use your chosen material to build a floating hearth that fits the place you want. A floating hearth makes it simple to design a custom fireplace. One of the most cherished aspects of every house is the fireplace. However, the Environmental Protection Agency claims that a conventional wood-burning fireplace is an ineffective heating source (EPA). 85 to 90 cents out of every dollar spent on fuel will be lost via the chimney. The chimney functions like a suction, drawing out a large portion of the air to remove impurities and smoke. However, up to 90% of the heat is immediately lost.
Gas Fireplaces Without Venting
Most heat is produced by ventless gas fireplaces, which also have a 100% efficiency rating. They mimic the appearance and feel of a conventional fireplace without needing a chimney. As a substitute, hot air is pumped around the room and back into the fireplace to maintain a friendly and warm atmosphere. Ventless gas fireplaces come in various sizes and may be built in contemporary and classic designs. Additionally, they need less upkeep and provide excellent warmth for big rooms.
The popularity of electric fireplaces is rising. An electric fireplace has a lot of benefits, including 100% heating efficiency and nearly no maintenance. Despite being more expensive to run than gas, it delivers enough heat to fill an entire room. The feeling is more lifelike in later versions, despite the absence of flames. Electric fireplaces may be put almost anywhere, even in confined areas like the kitchen, and they run on regular household currents. They may be found in various sizes and designs to match the house’s personality.
An inefficient wood fireplace may be significantly improved with wood-burning fireplace inserts. These independent devices operate similarly to a wood stove and fit within an existing stone fireplace. Exceptional precision is achieved when using an adjustable thermostat to maintain the appropriate temperature. You will need less wood fuel to heat and ambiance a room with an 80% heating efficiency. Zero-clearance variants are also available to fit in smaller places. Pellet inserts are a practical substitute if you don’t want to chop wood but still want to enjoy the pleasure of burning wood.
Gas Fireplaces With Direct Vent
Although they need a chimney or vent to work, direct vent gas fireplaces provide a genuine fire burning experience. Despite having a 70% heating efficiency, they maintain more than five times the heat compared to a conventional wood burning fireplace. For homeowners who wish to switch from wood to the convenience of gas, installing a direct vent gas fireplace within an existing fireplace is a straightforward addition.