Fireplace Fire Glass Installation Guide

Fire glass is just as beautiful in an indoor fireplace as it is outside. Here's how to install fire glass to give your fireplace a brand new look.

07/11/2017

Did you know that fire glass can be used indoors as well as outdoors? 

Replacing the faux logs or other filler in your fireplace with modern, elegant fire glass is a very easy process. In just a few steps you will completely transform the look and feel of your fireplace and surrounding home with these beautiful fireproof glass crystals. Here's how to install fire glass in your fireplace yourself, with some easy-to-follow directions to guide you through the installation process.

In just a few steps you will completely transform the look and feel of your fireplace and surrounding home with these beautiful fireproof glass crystals.

NOTE: Before you begin, make sure to turn off the gas to your fireplace.

 

1. Out with the Old - Remove Unwanted Materials

Remove any faux logs or extra decorative material. Clean your fireplace with a wire brush to clear the walls of any soot or dirt that has accumulated. At this time, you might even consider painting the walls with heat-proof paint if you’d like to achieve a cleaner look. Make sure to do your research on the types of paint that are acceptable inside a gas fireplace. 

 

2. In with the New - Install a New Burner if Desired

Install a new burner if needed. The type will depend on the size and shape of your fireplace. You’ll need to attach the burner to the gas line inside the fireplace. Make sure you are using natural gas, and consult your contractor if not.

3. Test the Burner

Center the burner in your fireplace and test it before adding any fire glass. If everything seems to be working, it’s safe to move on to the next step. 

 

4. Add the Sparkle

Using a bucket or pouring straight from the bag, pour your fire glass crystals into the fireplace, taking care to cover the entire floor.


5. Shape the Fire Glass

Wearing protective gloves, use your hands to gently shape the fire glass to your liking. You may want a uniform flat surface, or more of a mound along the burner.


And you’re done! Turn on your redesigned fireplace to enjoy a totally new ambience of light and color in your living room.

If you're looking to install fire pit glass outside in a fire pit or fire bowl, check out our other guide to installing fire glass or learn more about how to install fire pit glass on a gas fire burner