It’s fall…the perfect time to sit around a fire table, enjoy its warmth and beauty, and bring your family and friends closer together!
When you begin to consider the purchase of a fire table, several things come to mind, including size, ignition, fuel source, and appearance. And let’s not forget about shape! American Fireglass® produces a number of both square and round fire tables.
Square Fire Table
One reason you might decide upon a square fire table is simply choice. You may look at all of the options and pick a square fire table just because you find it most aesthetically pleasing.
Or you might choose a square fire table because it matches your existing décor. If you have other square-shaped tables, furniture, or décor, you may decide a square fire table is the best fit. If you need additional space and seating, rectangle fire tables share many of the same designs as the square fire tables, but with the extra room you need.
Another reason a square fire table might be the better choice for you is its location. If your fire table is going to be close to or up against a flat wall, a square fire table makes sense.
Similarly, if your fire table is going to be kept in storage when not in use, a square fire table might fit better than a round fire table.
Round Fire Table
As with a square fire table, one reason you might choose a round fire table is simply choice. After looking at the other options, you may pick a round fire table mainly because you find it more attractive.
Similarly, you might choose a round fire table because it matches your existing décor. If you have other round pieces, a round fire table may be the best fit.
Another advantage to a round fire table is seating. Because a round fire table doesn’t have corners, more people could potentially fit and “gather ’round the fire” for a long evening of quality time and conversation.
Size, Ignition, Fuel Source, and Appearance
Once you’ve decided on the shape of your fire table, there are these four considerations to make: size, ignition, fuel source, and appearance.
Fire tables range in size from small and purely decorative to large and functional.
There are three types of ignition for fire tables: electronic, spark, and match light. Electronic ignition kits light with the flip of a switch or the pressing of a button. Spark ignition kits light with the pressing and holding of a switch while the fuel source is turned on. And match light kits light when the fuel source is turned on and the gas is lit by a match. In terms of expense, electronic ignition requires the greatest investment, while match light kits require the least. In terms of ease of use, electronic ignition is the easiest to use, while match light kits require a bit more from the operator.
There are two choices for fuel source: natural gas and propane. If you already have natural gas or propane at your home, the choice is pretty easy to make. If you have neither, propane will likely be the best option for you, as you will utilize propane cylinders.
From all glass, all wood, all metal, or a variety of combinations, there are a multitude of styles for you to choose from.
Whether you decide on a square fire table or a round one, or even a rectangle, give us a call today! The Pool People staff is here with all of the options you need for your fire table. Stop in one of our convenient locations in Steven’s Point, Rhinelander, or Schofield to see these amazing fire tables for yourself.