Fireplace Sets: A Problem Solver
You can be sure the fireplace accessories you buy will 'go together'
perfectly when you choose a coordinated set from FireplaceMall.com. Fireplace sets make wonderful gifts, too, because you can be sure there will be no awkward mismatches
in style or size.
Typically, a fireplace set--or ensemble--includes a fireplace screen, a
set of fire tools, and a log holder. That's everything you need to enjoy your fireplace—except for a fireplace grate. However, few grates have
decorative features that one would want to coordinate with other fireplace accessories.
The components of each fireplace set are designed not only to have a
harmonious finish but also to be appropriately scaled in size to each other.
Measuring for a Fireplace Set
Measure the width and height of your fireplace opening.
The fireplace screens that come with many fireplace sets are
three-panel screens. They have a center panel that is 21.5" to 25.5" wide and two side panels that are 12.5" to 13" wide each. They are 31" to 32" tall.
These dimensions allow them to fit fireplaces that are 30" to 39" wide and 31" to 33" tall.
If you have a raised hearth, measure its depth from front to
back. If your hearth is less than 10" deep, call us at 888 834 7375 for help in choosing a tool set with a base small enough to fit on your raised hearth.
Fireplace sets come in a variety of finishes such as oil rubbed bronze,
graphite with pewter accents, and stainless steel.
Oil-rubbed bronze has a deep, subtle glow. This finish is rapidly
becoming highly popular because it harmonizes so easily with other colors.
The graphite finish is a flat, medium gray. The pewter accents
appear as finials on the fireplace screen, handles on the fireplace tools, and the handle of the log carrier.
Stainless steel is not a finish. It is the metal of which the
fireplace set is made. It's silvery, but not shiny. It resists rust and is great for outdoor fireplaces. If left outdoors all the time, stainless steel will
develop a tea-colored patina caused by the acid content in the air.
Buying these fireplace accessories as an ensemble or set instead of as
individual fireplace accessories is a money saving way to furnish a hearth!
You can't go wrong by buying a fireplace set whose components are
designed to blend harmoniously together.