USA: Fireplaces: Fireplace Manufacturers
There are three main types of fireplace: wood burning, gas burning, and electric. All are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, including many traditional European and Colonial styles.
The advantage of a wood burning fireplace is that it gives the authentic look and smell of a real wood fire. Gas and electric fireplaces are unavoidably artificial, but some do very cleverly simulate the look (and even the smell) of a wood fire. They have considerable practical advantages, including not having to store or carry logs, and not having to clear away ash.
LEADING USA FIREPLACE MANUFACTURERS
The following leading fireplace manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of fireplaces, including online catalogs, colors and materials for fireplaces, and care and maintenance of fireplaces. Please also see our Product Guides on: Electric Fireplaces, Fireplace Doors, Fireplace Glass Doors, Gas Fireplaces, and Stone Fireplaces.
Heatilator: Fireplaces. Heatilator, based in Mt.Pleasant, Iowa, is a leading fireplace manufacturer covering gas burning, wood burning, and electric fireplaces. It supplies gas inserts, gas logs, and accessories. Other products include mantels, surrounds, and outdoor fireplaces. Heatilator fireplaces can be customized with mantels and surrounds from sister brand Fireside Furnishings. In addition to conventional fireplaces, Heatilator supplies corner fireplaces, and see-through fireplaces which can be used as room dividers. Categories of accessory include: Termination Caps, Fan Kits, Controls, Refractory, Heat Management, Doors, Fronts and Trim Kits.
Heat & Glo. Heat & Glo, based in Lakeville, Minnesota, is one of the world's largest fireplace manufacturers. Founded by brothers Ron and Dan Shimek in 1975, it operated initially from Ron's garage. It now supplies a full range of gas, wood, and electric fireplaces, including direct vent gas fireplaces. Most Heat & Glo gas fireplaces are available with an energy saving IntellFire or intermittent pilot ignition system. This provides an ignition flam only when needed, and has a battery back up system to spark the ignition flame in the event of power cuts.
Fireplace Products International. Fireplace Products International, headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of stoves and fireplaces. These are supplied under the Regency, Excalibur, and Hampton brand names. The Liberty gas fireplace is available in two sizes, giving a viewing area of 900 sq.in. or 676 sq.in. The Trinity Flame log fire effect uses three flames. Beginning in burning embers, the flame moves up through crackling logs into a free flame. Users can select from seven distinct flame profiles with the FireWizard remote control.
Brick-Anew: Fireplaces. Brick-Anew, based in Atlanta, Georgia, specialises in the supply of paint kits for application to brick fireplaces. The paint, available in three colour schemes, aims to lighten and brighten dull-looking brick fireplaces, giving them a tumbled marble or sandstone look. The three colour schemes are: Frosted Sunshine, Twilight Taupe and Misty Harbor. Twilight taupe, which is a combination of taupe, tan, beige and cream, is the most popular color. Frosted Sunshine is recommended for rooms with a light decor, including yellow; Misty Harbor is recommended for rooms with gray carpets or with gray or black furniture.
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