What Are the Different Types of Fire Pits?

What are the different types of fire pits? If you are thinking about adding a fire pit to your Jacksonville or Ormond Beach home, read on to find out all you need to know. 

Fire pits are a fantastic way to elevate your outdoor living space. They create an additional entertaining space for your home with an ambiance that cannot be beaten. As you begin your search for the perfect fire pit for your outdoor living space, you may be wondering, “What are the different types of fire pits?” To help answer this question, we have highlighted two ways to classify the different types of fire pits: by style and by fuel source.

Types of Fire Pits by Style
You can choose from a variety of fire pits to fit your unique style and meet the needs of your outdoor living space.

  • Traditional Fire Pits: These are the most popular outdoor fire feature. Traditional fire pits are structures designed to contain fires and come in a multitude of designs, shapes, sizes, materials, etc. They can be dug into the ground or on top of it.
  • Fire Tables: Perfect for creating a versatile gathering space, this style combines an outdoor table with a fire pit located in its center.
  • Fire Bowls: These portable fire pits can either be placed directly on the ground or have legs to elevate them.
  • Pagodas: These are freestanding fire pits with a shape inspired by Asian pagodas. These fire pits keep the flame enclosed.
  • Columns: These fire pits are similar to fire bowls and are column-shaped, with room at the top for a fire.

Types of Fire Pits By Fuel Source
Fire pits can also be divided into four categories based on their fuel type.

  1. Wood Burning: Provides an overall experience similar to that of a campfire—complete with crackling noises and a smoky smell. Wood-burning fire pits come in a wide array of styles, sizes, and materials but can be more challenging to maintain.
  2. Propane: A more convenient fuel source than wood or gel as the propane tank is attached to the fire pit, which often makes them portable as well. They can be turned on or off at the flip of a switch.
  3. Natural Gas: These fire pits require a permanent connection to a natural gas line. Like propane fire pits, you can turn them on or off with the flip of a switch. After the initial setup, they are often the least expensive type of fire pit to fuel and maintain.
  4. Gel Fuel: The gel used in these pits is clean burning and does not give off smoke, ash, or smell. These versatile fire pits can be placed nearly anywhere in your outdoor living space.

Find Your Perfect Fire Pit
Now that you know what are the different types of fire pits, it is time to seek the help of a professional. At CSS Fireplaces & Outdoor Living, we are dedicated to helping Jacksonville and Ormond Beach homeowners choose the perfect fire pit for their backyard. We are a locally-owned outdoor living and fireplace business and pride ourselves in providing great customer service in the Florida area and offer top brand quality fire pits.

CSS Fireplaces & Outdoor Living is ready to help you enhance your Jacksonville or Ormond Beach outdoor living space with a fire pit designed with you in mind. Check out our fire pit gallery for inspiration, and contact us today for a free estimate or more information.

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