Fire pits are usually categorized according to the types of fuels they use. For instance, there are gas fire pits, propane (LP) fire pits and natural gas fire pits. Even though fuel may be important to the kind of fire pit you choose, you are most likely to choose a pit according to how it looks and how well it fits into the overall décor or motif of your backyard, deck or patio.
There are many pits that are made of materials resembling wood and stone to keep an outdoor or natural feel to your décor. However, some are made of steel, which may be more ideal if you are looking for something made of durable material that will stand up to the elements and last you for years. You may also like models that have hidden tanks or other unique designs.
Of course, you can also look at the overall design of the fire pit such as a sun motif design when you are looking for a nice centerpiece for your patio. These 30-inch diameter propane fire pits made of heavy gauge steel with an antique bronze finish give you the best of both worlds with a solid construction and beautiful design. Furthermore, you have part of the grill for lava rocks.
There are also other natural gas fire pits such as the DeZen cor-ten steel that has a rustic weathered look but like the name implies provides a Zen-like quality to your décor. The angled sides and wedge legs give this pit a unique look and the pit has many other decorative choices including glass beads or lava rock. This pit can also be easily cleaned with a drain hole at the bottom.
You can have many of the pits configured if you prefer gas fire pits to propane ones depending upon the style of the pit you want. You should consider how you need to maintain the pit and the costs of keeping it running when it use to decide what kind will be best for your preferences. With the right pit, you can create an atmosphere you desire.