THE MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A MODERN FIREPLACE
Modern frameless fireplaces instantly become the breathtaking focal point of any room, but what features should we look for when selecting the right fireplace for a Modernist Architectural design? Below we’ve organized the most important features, that when purchased together, will create a modern look that’s all your own.
The Linear Gas Fireplace is designed to show longer over the wall projecting rectangular opening. The name “linear fireplace,” is used for the fireplace, because it can be specified by linear foot. For example, Flare 3ft, Flare 4ft or Flare 8ft. When specifying and referring to a linear fireplace, it mostly refers to a rectangular shaped fireplace. When planning for a Linear Fireplace Design, it is important to notice the glass opening (How tall is the glass viewing area). A too narrow fireplace when being installed in its natural location (lower part of the wall), will present a very limited angle to the flame. A minimum of 16” opening should be specified. Depending on the fireplace design, a 24” opening can work even better (See through applications for example). Glass opening, 16” or 24” are a major feature to decide before ordering the fireplace. The height at which it will be installed off the floor is a factor as well. Due to the wide ranges of fireplace length, the linear fireplace works for many applications and can complement any living space with its clean, dynamic fire view.
Starting 2015, any fireplace sold in North America needs to be sold with a safety barrier. The contemporary fireplace needs to continue to present a clean looking opening, but maintain the same safety level as any other fireplace. Both Flare Fireplaces safety barriers produce the exact same amount of heat, but distribute that heat into the space differently.
Safety Screen – The use of a screen can be part of the modern fireplace design, depending on the style fireplace you install it on. The Safety Screen used is so sheer that most owners need to get as close as 2″ to verify it is present. Advanced and properly designed fireplaces should also present an easy way to remove the Safety Screen in case it needs to be cleaned. The removal process should be designed in a way that it does not require a technician to remove, clean, and place back into position. HEAT DISTRIBUTION 50% Face : 50% Heat Release
Double Glass – Commercial applications and corner units present a bigger challenge visually, due to their exposed corners of glass, and how the screen barrier shows black bars at those corners when using an invisible mesh screen. The cooler to touch Double Glass solution is used when replacing the need for a physical screen offers a better visual experience. The Double Glass solution preserves the same safety level, but with a crystal clear viewing window to the flame. HEAT DISTRIBUTION 20% Face : 80% Heat Release
4. Summer Kits
The Flare Summer Kit reduces overall heat output so you can enjoy your modern gas fireplace all year long. Show off your stunning linear fireplace even in the summer. The optional Summer Kit extracts heat from the chase, directing it outside, rather than into your home. The inline, or end of line, system of fans allows the fireplace to operate without a significant increase in room temperature and operating the kit is as simple as flipping a switch. The system is set up to come on automatically with the fireplace, and can be controlled independently of your fireplace; it should also be possible to connect the SK to your home automation system and adjust heat output with the changing seasons.
Modern homes are hard to control. As technology advances, the number of controlled devices increases. The new linear modern fireplace must present a way to connect the system to a Home Automation process in order to control it as part of the house, and not only with a dedicated remote. The Modern fireplace Home Automation does not bypass the physical shut off that is installed with any fireplace but will allow a more central way to control the system without looking for the remote in the couch.