The Most Important Features to Look for in a Media Wall Fire
Do you want to add warmth, style, and ambience to your home? If that’s the case, then a media wall fire might be just what you need. Media walls with fireplaces provide a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Plus, they are also a fabulous focal point in your room.
But with so many media wall fireplaces on the market, choosing the right one for your home can take time and effort.
It’s Media Wall Madness right now at Direct Fireplaces – and we’ve put together the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect fireplace for your media wall.
Media wall fire fuel type
The main thing to consider is the type of fuel that you want to use. Media wall fireplaces are typically available with two different fuel types: electric or gas.
Electric is the most popular option as these fires are easy to install and do not require any venting or gas lines. Electric fires designed for use with a media wall can be relied on for safety when a TV is mounted above them. They tend to have a low heat output of around 2kW. The heat is blown out from the front rather than the top, which protects your electronics.
- Simple installation
- Great for new builds that don’t require a lot of additional heat
- Great for aesthetic purposes with lots of effects and features
- Wide range of styles and sizes are available
- Not all flame effects are realistic enough for some people
- Low heat output
- ‘Dry’ heat (similar to leaving a car heater on for too long)
On the other hand, gas fires are also easy to install. But, they require a gas line installed if you do not already have one. It’s also worth noting that most gas fires are not designed for a media wall. So, there is a more limited choice regarding design and style.
- Most realistic flame effects
- Excellent heat output
- Annual service is required for the warranty to remain valid
- Installation can be quite costly
- Starting prices can be quite high
- It may be more expensive to run
The size of the room where you will have the media wall installed is another crucial thing to consider before choosing the ideal fireplace.
The size of your fireplace needs to be proportional to the size of the room. If you have a small living room, the last thing you want is a massive fireplace that will overpower the space. On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to have quite a large living room, a small fireplace will look out of place.
The best option is to measure the wall you plan to use for the media wall and consider the other room dimensions.
Media wall fire design
The design, style, and overall look of your media wall fireplace are also essential considerations.
Choose a fireplace that complements the décor of your room. There are many styles, from traditional options to sleek, modern inset fires.
Many electric media wall fires have several options to choose from when it comes to the fuel bed, including realistic faux wood logs. You can also choose from one, two, or three-sided design options.
You should consider any extras required to set your fire up when buying. Some fires come with everything included, while you will need to purchase extras separately for others.
Another critical factor is how much heat your media wall fireplace gives out. It’s essential to remember that most electric media wall fireplaces are designed for aesthetics and ambience rather than heating your home.
Don’t rely on your electric fire to replace your central heating system or other heating options. Chances are that it simply won’t be strong enough.
However, many electric media wall fireplaces give out enough heat to take the chill out of your living room once turned on.
There are several additional features and add-ons that you should consider when choosing the perfect media wall fireplace for your home.
Some fireplaces come with smart control, for example, allowing you to easily adjust the heat output, lighting, and flame effects with your phone or with voice control if you have a smart assistant device such as Amazon Echo or Google Home.
Others come with various flame effects, programmable timers, open-window detection, or ambient lighting kits that you can sync up with music to create a stunning and unique feature for parties, listening to music, or just relaxing at home with your favourite tunes.
Media wall fire ranges: Our top picks
1 - Eligin & Hall Pryzm Arteon
Experience the ultimate style and versatility with the Elgin & Hall Pryzm Arteon 3SL, perfect for media walls. This innovative fire allows for one, two, or three-sided installation to design exactly how you want it.
Available in three convenient sizes- 1000mm, 12500mm and 1500mm, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your home. And with its panoramic design and 5D flame effect, this fireplace creates a remarkable visual impact that will captivate anybody who enters the room.
The shimmering fuel bed with a multi-LED effect features thirteen dimmable colour options and a rotation setting, allowing you to choose the perfect option for your space. Choose from bark, pebbles, slate, and crystals to create a bespoke, unique finished look.
But it’s not all about the looks. You’ll also get a discreet heater that produces a comforting 1.5kW heat. With the handy 7-day programmable thermostat remote, you can easily control the heat output, flame settings, and fuel bed colour options to produce the perfect ambience for your living space.
Whether you’re looking to create a beautiful centrepiece for your media wall or add extra luxury and warmth to your home, the Arteon 3-sided electric fire is perfect. With its customisable design, realistic log display, and stylish downlights illuminating the fuel bed, this fireplace will envy all your guests.
2 - Evonic Creative Built-in Electric Fire
Elevate your home with the latest and most innovative media wall fire technology from Evonic when you have a Creative Built-in Electric Fire installed. This stunning fireplace is available in 1030mm, 1250mm, 1500mm, 1800mm and 2400mm. It allows for versatile installation into a wall or chimney breast and can be fitted either one-, two-, or three-sided to suit your unique style and living space.
With a hidden fan heater that offers a warming 1500W heat output, this fireplace is perfect for cosying up in a cold room and watching your favourite TV show on a cold day. And when the temperature rises, you can still show off your media wall in all its glory. The light-only setting creates stunning relaxing vibes thanks to the dazzling flame effect.
Crafted with innovative anti-reflective and anti-glare properties, the front glass made from SCHOTT Clear Float ensures you have an unobstructed view of the dancing flame patterns, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the gorgeous ambience of the fire.
Choose from faux woodland logs or imitation silver birch to create the perfect fuel bed for your fireplace. Controlling your fire has never been easier with the included remote control or the option to download the Evonic app to your smartphone or tablet.
3 - Celsi Electriflame VR
Experience the ultimate sophistication in electric media wall fires with the Celsi E-VR range. These glass-fronted media wall fires feature a closed fuel bed that delivers indistinguishable natural flame beauty, raising the appearance and functionality of electric fires to a whole new level. They are available in various sizes to suit your space, including 750mm, 1100mm and 1400mm.
With its latest patented design, the Celsi Electriflame VR range is a true-game changer in the world of electric fires. Some models can be installed as a two-sided or single glass fronted option, allowing you to customise your media wall to suit your living space and personal style.
This fire is unlike conventional electric fires that feature flames on a flat screen at the rear of the product. Celsi creates the flame illusion on the fuel bed's front, centre, and back using innovative E-VR Flame Projection Technology. This creates an entirely natural log fire effect over the stunning silver birch logs – you can barely tell the difference between the effect and a real log fire.
With a stunning design and cutting-edge technology, a Celsi Electriflame VR fireplace will become the perfect centrepiece in any room.
Find the perfect media wall fire at Direct Fireplaces
It’s Media Wall Madness – and we’re here to help you find the perfect fireplace to complete your home entertainment setup. Whether you prefer simple and functional or want a fireplace that can do everything, we have something to suit everybody.
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