The features of modern fireplaces are compactness, ease of use, durability, and minimal operating costs. All of them have an original and presentable appearance thanks to decorative doors.
Any product consists of a hearth and a fireplace portal, can be equipped with a door. The latter is created in a certain style, made from various materials: from stone to high-quality plastic. The structural element can be non-collapsible and collapsible, supplied complete with the hearth, and its size itself varies from compact to ultra-wide.
In the manufacture of doors, only high-quality materials are used, such as cast iron, fire-resistant glass, valuable types of wood with a fire-fighting layer, which are used for electric fireplaces, ordinary fireboxes. Stone portals are perfect for a country house, decorate the interior of an ordinary apartment. Models are made mainly of granite, marble, composite, onyx, sandstone, etc.
During the operation of the stove, fireplaces, the priority remains the fire safety of the premises and its residents. Specially equipped doors for such devices allow you to protect yourself from accidental sparks that have fallen from the firebox to the furniture. Such an element is necessary if only because it regulates the intensity of fuel combustion, traction, and protects against fire. The door structure must be designed in such a way as not to spoil the aesthetic properties of the fireplace itself. A person buys equipment not only for heating, but also for the opportunity to admire the dance of fire.
A wide range of components for various fireboxes allows you to choose the right accessory for individual requirements. Glass, wrought iron, cast iron - you yourself decorate the interior of your home with such a luxurious accent as a fireplace door.
Due to the high temperature in the firebox, the doors are mainly made of refractory metal or heat-resistant glass. Steel structures show amazing designs, glass inserts, stained-glass windows that can withstand temperatures up to + 800 ° C. In shape, they can be in the form of a prism, convex and flat.
Transparent models create a panoramic effect. Look for those options that are equipped with a metal frame lined with insulation.
The best sellers in this category are Valte New Vision … Excellent properties are shown by German ceramic glass Schott robax for fireplaces such as Chazelles Blanzek La Nordica etc. Stove doors are often made of heat-resistant steel up to 4 mm thick, are easy to maintain and durable. See also the characteristics of the models from the collections Kaw-met, Kratki.
Fireproof glass is cut in various shapes: round, rectangular, arched, trapezoidal, etc. All this will help to create an individual interior decor.
Due to the fact that the models are operated in high temperatures, the fireplace insert provides protection against sparks. Doors must be made deaf. During the heating season, special door vents allow more efficient use of fuel. However, many people find closed blinkers not aesthetically pleasing, as they obstruct the beautiful view of the fire. Manufacturers are trying to make the fireplace doors original, maximally "opening" the picture of the flame.
Forged, the door can be made in chic styles of Baroque, Renaissance, Gothic, Rococo, Art Nouveau, etc. When closed, it will complement the interior of the apartment, and when open, it will allow you to enjoy the crackling of logs and the movement of sparks.
Steel structures show great wear resistance. However, in the process of operation, cast iron still "wins". It heats up more slowly, provides better fire safety. Often, blind or closed doors are made with a small hole on top. This provides some air flow and guides the flame away from the door.
If, when choosing a product, you pursue only the decorative qualities of a model, then you should look out for exclusive fireplace grates. In this case, looking after a working and blazing fireplace is mandatory, because the grate will not be able to stop the suddenly formed fire.
Fireplace doors, whatever they are made of, perform several functions:
- ensure the safety of the room, prevent the rolling out of burning coals, sparks outward;
- eliminate odors that emanate from the furnace during fuel combustion;
- provide excellent sound insulation from wood crackling;
- make it possible to use fireplaces not only in country cottages, but also in apartment buildings;
- create high-quality heat transfer due to strong draft inside a closed firebox;
- models made of heat-resistant glass will allow you to enjoy the beauty of a burning fire and a cozy panoramic view, among other things.
When buying a fireplace, take care not only of its appearance, but also of functionality, your own safety.
How to choose?
Whichever model of doors you choose, they must protect from open fire, flying coals. It is best if the structure is metal, massive, equipped with panoramic or prismatic glass shutters. So you can enjoy the flame, feel the warmth in the room.
It is important that the door is directly adjacent to the fireplace. Cast iron and steel models will withstand temperatures up to 800 ° C, which cannot be said about bronze and copper products. Manufacturers are trying to make the structure as luxurious, refined from ordinary steel. Give preference to trusted brands, as well as firms that provide a warranty period.
Any installation of a door will require tools such as a cord, anchor fastening, and trims for sealing. Purchase the door in accordance with the dimensions of the firebox itself. Experts will tell you in detail how to open or close the door, add fire-resistant sealant for ovens. When installing the door, remember that its width should not exceed 70 cm.
You will also need to equip a seat for the frame, shield the fireplace with a screen using a grinder, insert the door into the grooves.
How to do it yourself?
With your own hands, you can stylishly decorate fireplaces and stoves. Interesting and original ideas, a drawing of which can be found on the Internet on specialized resources, will be fully realized in your case. So, choosing the glass option, you can create lamination or tinting.
Organize an exceptional combination of metal and glass, include forging elements. With knowledge of mechanics, it will also be possible to build a structure that does not open with the help of the doors, but opens upwards.
Overview of ready-made options
In online stores and specialized salons, you can purchase ready-made product options. So, the model "Promo 700" shows excellent characteristics. It is suitable for the construction of closed-type fireplaces. It is installed directly into the brickwork, instantly increasing the efficiency of the furnace. To correctly mount the system, it is necessary to weld a frame from steel corners.
Forged and cast iron products are suitable for fireplaces "Meta", "Vesuvius", "Hot". Such elements will have a positive effect on the degree of safety in the room, as well as its effective heating.
The cost of doors for ovens varies depending on the brand, manufacturer. Heat-resistant glass is considered the most expensive, elite, and it will be possible to save money on cast-iron and steel structures. Ceramics is considered the "golden mean", but its care is much more difficult than in other cases. The installation of the system will also be expensive, so you can independently study the stages of installation, planning, and find an electric furnace that is easy to install.
If we are not talking about electric fireplaces, then get ready to regularly clean the firebox itself from burning, soot that settles, including in the chimney, and not only on the inside of the doors. This is especially true of conifers, if you have chosen them as fuel. Cloudy and dirty structures should not be cleaned with chemical solutions. Refer to traditional cleaning methods like citric acid, vinegar, and baking soda. Manufacturers Hansa, Vorel, Tableau, Viadrus are well aware of how to clean the surface.
Interesting interior solutions
The most original design option for a home firebox is a glass door of various sizes and shapes. It will ideally fit into modern interior styles, and most importantly, it will demonstrate graceful "dances" of fire around the clock. Forged options can be composed in a complex artistic drawing of the medieval style. A classic interior will instantly transform with such a solution, create a charming atmosphere of vintage, avant-garde, luxury.
But with metal elements it will be more possible to create security than the extravagant look of the room. With them you will be safer, and you will be able to decorate the structure with the help of decorative inserts: ceramic, glass, etc. The fireplace door serves as a fashionable solution for transforming the interior in an office or a country house. And electric stoves can be operated even in small panel apartments and children's rooms.