How are the different shapes and types of fire glass made?
You may have noticed there are a lot of choices when it comes to fire glass styles. Here’s a little more about them and how they are manufactured:
- Original fire glass is made by shattering a large, flat piece of tempered glass. Like other safety glass, it will naturally break into tiny pieces that are all of a similar size.
- Crushed fire glass is literally that – crushed and allowed to break apart naturally. As a result, you’ll see some attractively organic curves and lines.
- Fire glass beads are carefully shaped into rounded drops. This creates a uniform fire glass appearance and a very stylish, modern look.
- Fire glass dots are the smallest pieces typically used for fire glass. The rough edges have been rounded out by tumbling the glass, yet each piece has a unique shape to add interest.
- Fire glass diamonds create perhaps the boldest design statement. Formed in molds, these triangular, three-dimensional shapes will stand out in your fire pit.
Each of these fire glass styles is distinct and is made in a slightly different way. However, they have all been tempered to make them safe to use in a fire. Which one you choose is completely up to you! Pick one that appeals to you or that matches your décor, and enjoy your fire glass!
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