Had anyone replaced their faux fireplace logs with glass rocks?

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We live in northern California. We have a gas Fire place that we never use. I would like to get rid of it. But then thought about replacing the current insert with glass fireplace rocks. It is out dated. The glass doors get too hot. Ugly!!! Allergies and a 20 month old are some of the reasons we don't use it. We will be replacing the tile with something very plain.
Not the best picture, but a cute baby.
q had anyone replaced their faux fireplace logs with glass rocks
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  • Tara Tara on Nov 06, 2017

    I think the rocks are beautiful I like them much better than the logs - I would love to do my fireplace like this as well -- I hope this link helps! Please be sure to post pictures if you update yours! Good Luck!
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Nov 06, 2017
    I'm asking the same question you are, and I'm going to start some research myself. Here is a video that will get us started, then you will see many videos around it that may help you more.
  • Geri Geri on Nov 06, 2017
    We used 'fire glass' in our California fireplace, and it turned out beautifully! Now I want to replace the ugly fake logs in our Alabama home with something similar ... fake logs are just soooooo fake!!
    • Den1778972 Den1778972 on Nov 07, 2017
      To each their own, I guess. For me, the "all glass rock" is too modern a look for my home. There are down sides to both... I've seen some "logs" look more realistic than others, and I've seen some glass rock options that look awesome in the most traditional of home styles. We have a gas fp as well, with faux logs... and I like the look of it... but I don't like how hot the glass surround gets..


  • K.* K.* on Nov 06, 2017
    Get some real wood logs and drill holes deep enough for(several) candles (votive, glass contained or tea candles for when you want the glow.

  • Geri Geri on Nov 13, 2017
    I agree Denise, the fire glass is very contemporary, which made perfect sense in our CA house. The house we're in now is very traditional (think Georgetown rowhouse), but I've thrown in a few contemporary twists to keep it interesting. I think for the fireplace here, I'm going to look for lava rocks, maybe with a little sparkle. Not too blingy, but just enough to brighten up the dreaded black box ... !
  • Janice Glazier Janice Glazier on Sep 05, 2020

    I want to get rid of the fake logs, too. Saw some interesting fire (cannon) balls for a fireplace. They come in some beautiful colors as well as black. Not cheap, but a new modern cool look.

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