Iron is by far and away the best material to use for a fireplace screen, it offers longevity, quality and a wonderful finish which anyone should be proud to display inside their home. When looking for the right iron fireplace screen there are some features which you must pay attention to, so that you can get the very best quality option for you.
More and more people are having fireplaces brought back into the property, following a number of decades which saw so many get rid of the traditional hearth in favor of modern central heating. As these fires come back to the home, the fireplace screen once again becomes an important choice. Here then are just some of the features which you should seek from an iron fireplace screen.
Once upon a time the fireplace screen would be a purely functional option for the home, which would ensure that ash and embers were not brought back into the room having been tossed from the fire. These days however, and thanks to the incredible workmanship which we have seen from those who work with iron, the options are limitless regarding style. Of course, function must come first and we cannot place it higher than the importance of the style. With this being said, we can use an artistic fireplace screen to really bring some character to the room and to compliment the style which the rest of the room has.
Cost of The Piece
Because of the handiwork which has to go into the creation of these pieces, especially the custom-made options, the prices can vary wildly. It is therefore essential that you have a good idea of what you can be expecting to pay, before you go looking for a new screen. Understanding at least what the average cost of a fireplace screen will set you back is the first thing that you need to do before you go searching.
When you are looking for an iron fireplace screen you’ll see that there are two options, one being wrought iron and the other being cast iron. There is nothing wrong with a wrought iron option at all, and in fact you’ll find it to be a very durable and high quality option, which comes with a lower price tag. Cast iron on the other hand may cost a little bit more but for that money you will have a fire higher quality material and one which is likely to last significantly longer than the wrought iron option will.
Something which few people realize until they get their new screen home, is just how much of the fire the screen could potentially block out. It is one thing to have a screen which shields the room from the debris of the fire, but it is quite another to block out the fire completely. It is therefore much better to pick a screen with plenty of holes and gaps which will show off the fire in all of its glory.