The before picture in this example shows how this prefabricated fireplace was originally installed with the hearth flat with the floor and the fireplace raised up inside the wall with the black metal left exposed. Our after picture shows a good alternative for installing a fireplace like this. By raising the hearth a bit and covering all of the black metal of the fireplace with tile, we are able to create a much cleaner look that is more functional. The finishing touch is the Design Specialties Brookfield ZC fireplace door in black with a matching wood holder and fireplace tool set.
Mesh & Insulation Options
The Mesh options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.
Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.
This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!