Are you looking to enjoy your fireplace with closed doors? We have that option for you! Ceramic glass doors can withstand a greater temperature than tempered glass. Since the ceramic has the ability to withstand the temperatures, you can close your fireplace doors with one of our stylish ceramic glass doors!
We have many options in style, color, finish, and glass tint for you to choose from. So let your creative flag fly! You can choose from our more conservative doors to a flashy door. Whatever you're looking for you can find here!
Pictured to the left is our Ancient Hidden Frame Masonry Fireplace Door! These fireplace doors are a great addition to any room and will bring out your inner Viking! They are rustic and will make any room feel like home but with a twist! Feel free to click on the picture to take you directly to page you can look further into these doors!
In almost every situation, it’s a better idea to keep your fireplace doors open while the fire is going. Not only does it prevent the fireplace doors from getting too hot, but it also allows the heat of the fire in the room to warm it. But, as long as you have a masonry fireplace that has ceramic glass, you can close your doors!
Ceramic glass can withstand temperatures up to 1400F. The typical masonry fireplace fire only gets up to about 1200F, so this type of glass can handle the heat. Because of the construction of manufactured fireplaces though, this only works on masonry fireplaces. And, even on your masonry fireplace, it’s a good idea to make sure that the grate and logs be at least 4-6” from the glass. It’s also really important not to burn anything in the fireplace that shouldn’t be there—stick to logs, don’t burn cardboard!
Not sure how to tell the difference between ceramic glass and tempered? The easiest way to tell the difference between these two glass types is in how it breaks. The tempered glass pictured to the left will shatter whereas ceramic glass pictured to the right will crack and break in big pieces.
Note: Ceramic glass is for masonry fireplaces ONLY! Ceramic can NOT be put in a prefab fireplace!
What is the difference between the ceramic and tempered glass?
-Ceramic glass is made out of translucent ceramic and can withstand a consecutive heat. Ceramic glass can also go in between temperatures without being affected. You can also close your ceramic glass doors to your fireplace and not have the risk of them breaking. Tempered glass is heat-treated in order to withstand heat up to a certain point. Tempered glass on your fireplace doors cannot be closed or you risk the glass breaking. We have a more detailed article on the differences here.
Is ceramic glass better?
-This varies on what you want your fireplace to be. If you want to have the option to close the doors on your fireplace while enjoying the fire, then you will want to choose ceramic. Ceramic also helps with more efficient heating within the room your fireplace is in.
What is the max temperature ceramic glass can take?
-Ceramic glass can withstand intense high temperatures. Although the maximum temperature for ceramic glass is 1400 degrees F. You still want to be precautious with your ceramic glass and make sure your fire does not get too hot with the doors closed or you risk them breaking.
Can I replace the glass in my original doors with ceramic?
-You sure can! We do offer custom cut ceramic glass that we can fit your existing fireplace. Click to view our options here. Please note that you can ONLY replace your fireplace doors with ceramic for a masonry fireplace. You are NOT able to place ceramic on a prefab fireplace.
I have a gas fireplace which was in the house we bought. The style of glass door you can’t open when operating, yet twice now the tempered glass door has shattered. What am I supposed to do about it?
-The reason your glass doors keep shattering is that you have tempered glass. Tempered glass cannot withstand the heat of your fireplace when your doors are closed. We would suggest that you look into placing ceramic doors on your fireplace as they can withstand the heat of your fireplace with the doors closed without shattering. You may also want to look into replacing the type of doors you have on your fireplace altogether. This way you can choose what you would like and once installed, you will have the ability to open or close them depending on the glass you decide on.