About Cast Iron Fire Back
When the weather turns chilly and damp, there are few things better than the cosy warmth that comes from a fireplace. Positioned against the back wall of a fireplace, a cast iron fire back makes the experience even better. The cast iron absorbs the heat of the fire, and then radiates it into a room, reducing the amount of heat that is lost and giving off heat even after the fire is nothing but dying embers. However, you will find plenty of other uses for fire backs, which frequently have ornate detailing. They make great decorative backsplashes in kitchens. You may even feel tempted to pick up an antique fire back and use it as artwork. You can find all sorts of designs from cherubs and other religious imagery to fleurs-de-lis, animals, coats of arms, and more. Some makers of fire backs even make replicas of authentic historical designs. Whether you are looking for a lovely addition to your fireplace or a piece of artwork for another space in your home, a cast iron fire back makes a great addition.