A fireplace is a space designed to contain an open fire, used for heating and cooking.In colder areas; the stove is a central feature in the household. Fireplaces have evolved from being merely functional to be essential tools to impart aesthetic sense to the room. Fireplace styles have come a long way with the use of innovative techniques such as sand casting. There is a wide array of materials used in the construction of fireplaces. There is a multitude of styles to choose a. Modern fireplaces provide practicality with style.
Types of metal fireplaces
A metal or prefab fireplace consists of sheet metal firebox and double or triple walled metal pipe running up inside the chase. Cast iron is a valuable metal used in fireplace construction. Cast iron is durable and heavy. Cast iron is an excellent choice for the mantle and hearth. New fireplaces are prefabricated from metal and encased in wood-frame walls. They generally have a metal shell. Cast iron fireplaces impart an ornate look to the room. Cast iron fireplaces a first user in the Victorian period. Cast iron is a blend of right contemporary and modern styles. It can easily work. The high quality of metal ensures strength and value for money. Cast iron fireplaces can incorporate both inserts and surrounds in one unit. They are easy to install and save the additional cost of installing a separate surround. Metal fireplaces have an added advantage over wood and stone fireplaces. Wooden fireplaces are vulnerable to fire hazards. Stone fireplaces are tough to install. Metal fireplaces offer easy installation and maintenance. A metal fireplace screen ensures that a breeze down the chimney doesn\'t?t deposit smoke or cinders on the floor and carpet. Metal fireplaces can be wall mounted also.
Metal fireplace accessories include antique brass fire fronts, black metal fire fronts, fire fronts with silver finish, fire fronts with a chrome finish and brass fire fenders. Metal mesh can a beautifully detailed with graceful scrolls. Brass fireplaces have a silky smooth luster adding to its overall appeal. The brass fenders are beautiful and fit almost all fires. It is necessary to keep the metal fireplace from rusting or corroding. A coat of good quality paint or polish would maintain the look of the metal fireplace.