What’s better than a fire feature on your back patio? A fire feature that’s accented by shimmering glass, gently trickling waterfalls, and gorgeous custom stonework.
This description sums up a recent project completed by Gill Landscape Contracting of Moon Township, Pennsylvania. With a gas fire pit centerpiece and lighted water feature, this outdoor space is the ultimate destination for entertaining guests or for kicking back and relaxing on a quiet summer (or even winter) night.
Fire Glass Details
The designer on this residential project created a custom blend out of three distinct colors of fireplace glass:
- Dark Matter Black 1/2″ Reflective Tempered Fire Glass by Celestial Fire Glass
- Diamond Starlight 1/2″ Tempered Fire Glass by Celestial Fire Glass
- Cosmic Copper Reflective 1/2″ Tempered Fire Glass by Celestial Fire Glass
Using several contrasting shades instead of one adds visually compelling texture and depth that’s further enhanced by the fire. The copper, diamond, and black colors seem to spring to shimmering life beneath the flames! Gill Landscaping used R.I. Lampus Rosetta Dimensional blocks in a charcoal color to create the fire pit and retaining wall / water feature — it’s a wise choice that really sets off the fire pit glass.
Why Was Tempered Fire Pit Glass Chosen?
Tempered fire glass was selected for this project because it’s both beautiful and practical. Here are few of its key benefits:
- Extreme durability: While regular glass would crack, pop, and melt under the flames, tempered fire pit glass is specially engineered to withstand searing temperatures. It won’t disintegrate — even over time.
- Cleaning-burning nature: Tempered fireplace glass doesn’t produce harmful, smelly smoke or fumes and won’t result in the ash or soot that occurs when you’re burning wood. That means you can use it around your family (including small children) with complete peace of mind.
- Exceptional glimmer: Like all Celestial Tempered Fire glass, the glass used in this project is not tumbled; instead, it underwent a special process that removes the small sharp pieces of glass through a gentle sifting process. This leaves you with fire glass with a highly reflective surface. This glass also features a mirror backing on every piece, which amplifies the glitz.
About Gill Landscape Contracting
Serving the greater Pittsburgh area, Gill Landscape Contracting specializes in creating custom landscaping designs for both residential and commercial clients. They blend creativity with years of know-how to accommodate each client’s unique tastes and budget — all while focusing on delivering a superior level of customer service.
To learn more about Gill’s landscaping and lawn-care services, please visit http://www.gill-landscaping.com