A Buying Guide to the Different Types of Fire Glass

A more contemporary choice for fire media, fire glass offers a modern decorative media for use with your gas fire pit or fireplace. You can use any style or size fire glass with any approved gas fire feature, so it comes down to which kind you like the best - and there's a lot of different styles, shapes, sizes, and colors of fire glass.

Classic Fire Glass

Classic Fire Glass

Classic fire glass provides a jagged crystal look for a crushed glass appearance. Classic Fire Glass comes in 1/4" and 1/2" sizing and a wide variety of colors.

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Reflective Fire Glass

Reflective Premium Fire Glass

Amplify the intensity of your fire with Premium Fire Glass! This glass features a polished surface that offers a mirrored finish that reflects the light from the flames of your fire, creating a lively flame display. During the day the reflective mirror on the Fire Glass will reflect the sun and shine, creating a dynamic look even without a fire burning.

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Fire beads

Firebeads offer a more familiar bead-style shape - many people choose fire beads for their uniform shape and contemporary appearance. Available in standard colors as well as the "luster" appearance that offers a more polished and reflective appearance.

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Recycled Fire Glass

Recycled Fire Glass

Recycled Fire Glass has been refired using the same process as all other types of fire glass in order to create the same high quality product with an eco friendly result. Recycled Fire Glass come in two different size ranges, 1/2" or 3/4" and comes in a variety of vibrant colors.

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Zircon Fire Glass

Zircon Fire Glass

Named for its diamond-like shape, Zircon Fire Glass is shaped like large zircon gems for a lustrous appeal. When used in your fire feature, zircon fire glass will offer a luxurious appearance that will enhance your fire feature.

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Sizing of Fire Glass

Not only are there multitudes of colors and styles, but the sizes of fire glass differ between the styles. While size ultimately doesn't make a difference in the performance of your fire feature, you may decide you like larger or smaller fire glass. Use the image below as a guide to how large the fire glass styles are in reference to each other. If you have a hard time deciding what you like best, order one of our sample packs of fire glass and choose a small handful of styles to get an idea of what it looks like in person - only for the price of postage!

Fire glass and lava rock comparison chart

How Much Fire Glass Do You Need?

Use our handy fire glass calculator to figure out just how much fire glass you'll need to fill your fire pit - for reference, our standard 10 pound bags of glass are approximately the size of a gallon of milk.

4 Sided Fire Pit Glass Calculator
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Round Fire Pit Glass Calculator
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