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How To Get Stainless Steel Fireplace Doors Without the High Cost

 

How to Get Fireplace Doors with Stainless Steel Finish

When you think of stainless steel fireplace doors, what do you think about? Do you think about the sleek contemporary look that stainless steel provides? Maybe you think about it from a durability standpoint. Did you know that stainless steel is only a small fraction of the fireplace door market? In this article, you will learn more about stainless steel door styles, durability, and how you can get the look of stainless steel for your fireplace glass door.  

The Look of Stainless Steel


While most people would think to search on “stainless steel” for their fireplace doors, vendors don’t generally use that term. Instead, vendors have developed more descriptive names such as pewter overlay, brushed stainless, and silver antique vein. Since most people still tend to think of these new terms as stainless steel, we will use that term for this article.

Often, those who want a stainless steel fireplace door want it because stainless steel provides a polished, contemporary look for their home. It’s also why so many people purchase and install stainless steel appliances in their kitchen. They enjoy both the look and the functionality that these types of appliances continue to provide.

When you are considering stainless steel, the first thing you should ask yourself is if you really want stainless steel or if you are just after the look that it provides. If you determine that it’s just the shiny finish that you want as part of your modern fireplace door, then you have some other options that you can consider. Silver, pewter, and nickel finishes also offer the same shine that people know and love about stainless steel, and often costs less.

So, why did we bring this up? Well, believe it or not it turns out that more people are after the look provided by pewter or nickel powder coating than actual stainless steel.

Here’s a photo of a pewter bowl. You can see why so many people mistake it for stainless steel:

Melted Nickel

Although they are shiny, they are not stainless steel. So, keep this in mind since stainless steel fireplace doors are actually only a small percentage of the doors that are available on the market. 

Here’s a photo of a melted nickel. Again, you can see why so many people think of this as stainless steel. 

Although they are shiny, they are not stainless steel. So, keep this in mind since stainless steel fireplace doors are actually only a small percentage of the doors that are available on the market.


Think About Durability


When we buy or replace something in our home, we usually want it to last for quite some time. So, when you think about purchasing a stainless steel and glass fireplace door you also need to think about how long the purchase will last. If you are interested in stainless steel because you want a longer lasting and more durable fireplace door with a contemporary look we have some tips for you!

  • Choose a fireplace door with 14 gauge steel. It will last longer and is stronger than other materials such as aluminum.

  • Make use of the many powder coat finishes that are available (such as nickel and pewter). You can get the look that you’re after without compromising on strength and durability.

  • Look for a warranty on the stainless steel frame

  • Ask questions! If you have questions or want more information about how to get the stainless steel look for your fireplace door, give us a call.

If you are interested in our stainless steel fireplace doors, check out what we have to offer on our Brick Anew website. Our customer service agents are happy to help! Our number is (800) 897-7175 and our agents are available from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday to answer your questions.