Fireplaces / October 15, 2018 / Nathalia Huntley.
People might know this volcanic rock by another name – pumice stone. This resource comes from mines thousands of years old in Iceland near the polar circle. This particular pumice stone has transparent, quality characteristics with little organic material in its composition. What this translates to is that it makes for great articles to build Isokern fireplaces.
This volcanic rock from Iceland a manufactured into interlocking blocks that are light in weight. Isokern fireplaces a made from these blocks. The manufacturer ships these blocks as a masonry kit, which could then be put together with simple instructions, much like Lego’s or building blocks you might have played with as a child. The components of these Isokern fireplaces are so easy to install that you can complete one in less than a day, unlike the more standard masonry kits.
As mentioned above, it has superior insulating qualities and is, therefore, more heat efficient than standard materials used. Also, Isokern fireplaces can be customized to suit your needs, whether you are a contractor or an adept do-it-yourself homeowner. The best part about these fireplaces is the price tag. You can expect your Isokern to be as much as fifty percent cheaper than if you went a more traditional brick and mortar-type of the fireplace.
There are several model series to choose from in regards to Isokern fireplaces. There is a vent-free version that is best for areas of the home not generally suited to fireplaces. These are great options if space is limited. Heat is produced from natural gas and can a used both indoors and outdoors.
One of the most popular in the series of Isokern fireplaces is the standard model. It is a little smaller than other traditional fireplaces, yet has the same size firebox opening. These models can either use wood or natural gas as heat options. If you had the space for a fireplace, but the floor area could not a cleared of combustible items, the Fire-Lite series is a great option. The hearth for this type of fire has to be elevated but also has both wood and natural gas heating capabilities. It is also an excellent option for log homes and second story buildings.
Isokern fireplaces have additional models to choose from that would work for practically any scenario in your home – both indoor and outdoor. They are also lightweight, heat efficient, and easy to install. That is why they are becoming more and more popular with interior designers, architects, home builders, and contractors. Add the fact that they are smaller in size to maximize space, yet have the same firebox opening capacity as traditional fireplaces and you have a winning combination in Isokerns.