Yes, fires can be accented to make outdoor living more fun and entertaining. It is what you call playing with fire in the literal meaning of it. Fire accents can set different moods to the al fresco.
You can choose an accent that gives tall or stout flames, mono-colored or rainbow colored flames. You can set any mood you want to have on the patio or the yard – romantic, energetic, playful, classic or futuristic. These accents are actually used in indoor fireplaces which are also gas fired.
But most importantly, a fire accent does more than just entertaining and creating fun. These are actually additional safety precautions. Natural stones, particularly the river stones are not advisable to use on the gas fire pit. The moisture contained inside the stone can build up into steam when heated. The heated stone will explode when it needs to release the built pressure of the steam.
Fire accents can be gas logs or tempered fire glass. Gas logs are made of high heat resistant ceramics. It also has metal structure that makes the form of the log. The metal also withstands high heat. Gas logs are formed to imitate real wood fire logs. So this is perfect in creating a classic or old-fashioned effect on the fireplace or the outdoor fire pit. Gas logs are either vented or ventless. Vented logs offer the most natural look of firewood for its tall flames. This is not practical to use in outdoor fireplaces, though, since it can burn a lot of fuel. The ventless gas log, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. It is cost-efficient so they are perfect for outdoor fire pits but the flames are somewhat smaller.
The tempered fire glass is perhaps the best accent to use especially on indoor fireplaces, patio gas fire pits, and outdoor fire pits that are not used for cooking. This type of fire accent comes in different colors and sizes. And owing to the reflective property of the glass, it can increase the fuel’s energy up to 3-4 times notch higher. Also, the color of the glass gets reflected on the flames, creating a more fun and entertaining centerpiece in any of your indoor or outdoor living spaces. Tempered fire glass can be mixed with the gas logs to maximize the fire pits efficiency and aesthetics at the same time.
You have already started decorating your al fresco spaces so why not make the most out of it? Refer to your manufacturers for installation of these additional fire accents.