Fire tables are a year-round investment. They can provide a convenient and comfortable way to add warmth and ambiance to your environment. In southern Alberta, those chilly nights are familiar, so having a fire table to achieve that level of comfort you deserve can make all the difference.
Fire tables are an excellent long-term investment for your home and a highly safe option designed with multiple safety mechanisms to avoid accidents and produce little to no smoke.
Let’s dive deeper into fire tables, including if they’re worth it, protecting your wooden deck, and finding the right location for your new fire table.
Is a Fire Table Worth It?
Your outdoor space is very personal and customizable. A fire table is a multi-functional tool to help create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for you and your family. Fire tables are an excellent way to heat your patio, but there’s more to them than just that.
- Cook a nice meal for your friends and family
- Provide warmth during gatherings
- Double as a coffee table
Fire tables come in both coffee table height and dining table height to maximize the design of your outdoor space. The customization options are plenty, and you can shape your patio with the vision you see fit!
Fire tables also offer several advantages:
- Several safety mechanisms to help prevent accidents
- They can be fuelled by either natural gas or liquid propane
- They are clean-burning—producing little-to-no smoke
- Easy to clean and maintain
- They add a refreshing warm ambience to your outdoor space
Does a Fire Table Keep You Warm?
Fire tables are designed for the long run—they produce a heat output that allows you and your family to enjoy your patio year-round through every season. Fire tables are available in both natural gas and propane, ranging from 55,000 to 90,000 British thermal units (BTU).
The higher your fire table BTU, the more heat output it produces, coming in handy for those colder fall nights and winter months that are a staple of Calgary. Your patio expert can help discuss what BTU is right for your patio and walk you through the process!
Protecting Your Deck
Maintenance is key with your new fire table. It’s crucial that you remove any leaves, twigs, or debris that may have fallen or blown onto the table before lighting and turning it on.
It’s important to keep your fire table clean and ready for use for safety purposes, as well as keeping your space clean.
Fire Table vs. Fire Pit
Fire tables are different from fire pits. Fire tables are not open to the atmosphere below, creating a lower risk of fire or heat affecting your wooden deck and adding extra safety features.
Another safety aspect of fire tables is that they are a clean burning option, meaning the risk of sparks and embers landing on your deck is minimized compared to a fire pit.
Finding the Right Location
Finding the right location for your fire table is essential. Though fire tables are very safe to use, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and practice proper fire safety when operating and around any fire.
When finding the right location for your fire table, you should stay away from flammable items like:
- Your house
- Low overhangs
Your fire table should never be too close to your home to avoid accidents, and consulting your patio expert can help you find that perfect spot.
Know the Proper Use of Your Fire Table
Getting a new fire table can be exciting, but it’s important to follow the instructions of your specific fire table for lighting, turning off, and care.
Your fire table is a long-term investment, so understanding all its functions can only benefit you and your family. Your patio expert can not only help you find a great space for your fire table but also help you explore the proper use.
Add Warmth to Your Patio
A fire table is an exciting and safe option to add to the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. Featuring multiple safety mechanisms, clean-burning, and not being open to the wooden deck below, fire tables are an excellent way to add warmth to your patio.
At Patioline, our team of experts is committed to helping you find the right fire table for your outdoor space and deck. Get in touch with us for advice from our experts, and book a professional consultation to discover your options and find what is suitable for your space today.