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Electric Fires & Fireplaces: An Easy Way to Bring Warmth to Your Home. The fireplace has been the gathering point of the home for many centuries – a source of warm providing a cheery glow to relax in. However, in modern times there are a lot more options for creating that cosy fireplace ambiance – including electric fireplaces. These type of fireplaces are easy, convenient and safe, while still giving off the appearance of a real fire.
In the UK there are plenty of cold and rainy days that are perfect for curling up next to a warm fireplace. At the Fireplace Superstore, we offer an extensive selection of beautiful and elegant electric fireplaces (as well as wood-burning stoves and gas fireplaces). We have been in business for more than 35 years and we pride ourselves on the quality we offer.
History of Electric Fires
The very first electric fireplaces were much different than they are today. They were invented in 1912 but they became widely popular in the 1950s. They were popular because they could be conveniently moved around the home depending on where they were needed. However, the early models were not as safe as today’s designs and there was a risk they could be knocked over – starting a fire.
As technology developed, electric fireplaces became safer… as well as more stylish. In the 1980s, the technology to created controlled electrical flame effects was created. This allowed designers to create electric fireplaces that looked just like real wood-burning fireplaces. It was Dimplex that patented the first “wood burning” flame effect fireplace in 1995.
This is when electric fireplaces really surged in popularity and many new and eye-catching designs were created. Since the 1990s, every year there have been more exciting, stylish, practical and eco-friendly options to choose from when it comes to electric fireplaces.
Styles of Electric Fires
Electric fires come in a range of exciting styles, so you can choose the one that works best for your home. For example, we have a very modern looking hole in the wall fires, which will look dramatic and be striking with any contemporary interior. We also stock two and three-sided fires where the fire can be viewed from different areas in the room.
Another option is a style of an electric fireplace that you can hang on the wall – which is perfect for small rooms where you don’t want the fireplace to take up any of the existing space. Electric stoves are another option, depending on the space and the needs of your household. Come take a look at our showroom so that you can get a better idea of what type of fireplace would work in your home.
Electric Fire Media Walls
Media walls have become the most popular choice with consumers, there are many advantages including built-in tv systems with soundbars, etc, no wires, and produce a clean-cut installation.
Advantages of Electric Fires
If you feel like an electric fireplace would be the ideal option for your home, please contact us today for more information. We can help you to select the fireplace that is right for you.
With the new popularity of electric fireplaces many new companies design and manufacture state of the art collections with a unique range of features including many variations in fuel beds, flame pictures and lighting, generally, clients will enjoy a particular flame colour etc to enhance the atmosphere in their living space.
In-store Media wall systems have become the most popular fireplace product, sleek designs can be designed by our expert installers all media wall features are generally adapted to suit a client’s personal taste or preference incorporating a beautiful gas or electric fire with a tv system above with options of shelving alcoves to suit your individual preference, all wires etc will be hidden within your newly built media wall.
We offer a wide choice of finishes to make your home unique and individual including Lapitec and Dekton both available with a wide choice of colours and finishes