Bio fireplace in the interior

Bio fireplace in the interior

Fire is one of three processes that you can watch endlessly. Fireplaces initially performed only a practical function. They warmed the room, they were preparing food "with a smoke." When decorations began to appear in the dwelling of a man, the fireplaces began to perform an aesthetic function. Of course, their arrangement was fraught with a number of difficulties: storage of firewood stocks, proper installation, connection to the hood, periodic cleaning of the combustion products. The fireplace service took time and required a lot of effort. Owners of apartments and at all could forget about such a cozy addition of the interior, as in multi-storey buildings its installation was very problematic. But technical progress has reached the fireplaces, changing them beyond recognition. Modern models operate on special fuel, which gives the same "living" flame, but does not spread combustion products. The bio-fireplace in the interior of the house has become a stylish and eco-friendly solution, which is enjoying increasing popularity. Consider its types, features, advantages and disadvantages.

The principle of the device is simple, like all ingenious. The complete set includes a frame (decorative part) and an inner block (burner) made of stainless steel. Fuel is poured into it, and it also serves as a hearth. Adjust the intensity of the flame in mechanical type models by using a cover-slider on the heating block. When it is opened, the fire flares up more strongly. In more modern models, this procedure is performed by the automation after the corresponding setting on the display of the bio fireplace control panel. No manipulation is required when the unit is installed. The fireplace must be simply removed from the package, put in the chosen place and it is ready to work. With regard to fuel, the prefix "bio" means that the composition was obtained by processing biological waste or products of vital activity of animals, plants, microorganisms. This innovation is actively being introduced into various spheres of human life, since during combustion, substances that disastically affect the environment are not released. Biofuel is classified into three types:

BioethanolДенатурированный спирт
BiodieselProduced from vegetable oils
BiogasA volatile substance that is produced from waste by special treatment

"Clean" biofuel gives off only water and carbon dioxide, but the flame from it does not have a natural orange hue. To make the tongues look more natural, special additives are added to the biofuel composition.

When working bio-fireplace, air in the room will not "dry". On the contrary, with the help of this unit you can save on the purchase of a humidifier. By the way, the type and type of fuel will depend on the brightness and color of the flame.

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Requirements for the installation of the fireplace and the rules of operation

Although biofireplaces are not connected to the hood, which is convenient for city apartments, it is necessary to ventilate the room where they are installed. For premises with an area of ​​more than 20-25 square meters, there is enough natural air exchange through the open windows. Small rooms need man-made ventilation for regular circulation of air currents, as carbon dioxide will accumulate in dangerous concentrations. Its excess negatively affects the human body and can lead to health problems. A pleasant and necessary addition will be the decoration of the room with potted plants in pots, which will be "distilled" into oxygen.

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During the fire, the fuel can exude a specific "alcohol" smell, which very quickly disappears. To avoid this, a couple of drops of aromatic oil are added to the tank, which "do not spoil the porridge".

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Variety of fireplaces

The range of bio-fireplaces is truly impressive. Models can be stylized as "real" antique units or have unusual futuristic shapes. There are several classifications of bio-fireplaces. By location, they are divided into four types:

  • Wall mounted;
  • Mobile or portable;
  • Suspended;
  • Built-in.
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Modern interior with a bio fireplace

Also they are classified according to shape, size, material of execution and stylistic belonging.

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These bio-fireplaces are installed on the wall, which becomes clear from the name. Usually they have a slightly "flattened" shape and a shallow depth, so that the device does not strongly protrude, which does not look very attractive. A convenient model for small rooms, where there is not enough space even for furniture. The bio-fireplace has three viewing angles and occupies an accent wall, where an additional decor next to such a magnificent decoration will be superfluous. Although wall-mounted units are usually equipped with a glass door, open-top models are found. Before installing them, it is absolutely necessary to make sure that nothing hangs over the bio-fireplace.

Wall биокамин в интерьере

Portable - floor and table

Portable fireplace is considered the best option for a gift. It can be put on the floor, table or any other surface, since the lower part of the unit does not heat up and will not cause any harm to it. The mobile fireplace can easily be moved to a new location or moved to another room. It has four viewing angles and assumes even a central location. Portable floor models usually have impressive dimensions and are more like original fireplaces. Desktop units perform an exclusively decorative function and are characterized by their miniaturization. They are classified into biocells, biochashes and bio-candles.

Floor bio-fireplace in the interior


Suspended models, perhaps, are the most original of all. They are attached to the ceiling and do not touch the floor. The main convenience of such bio-fireplaces is manifested when cleaning the premises. Washing floors becomes much easier and nothing needs to be removed. Of course, pendant options look unusual, stylish and very beautiful. Most often they have a round or oval shape and can have as one viewing angle, and four if the side walls are made of glass.

Suspension биокамин в интерьере

Advantages and disadvantages

Bio fireplaces have a number of undeniable advantages:

  • Ecological compatibility. Biofuel does not emit smoke, harmful gases, soot and other products of "traditional" combustion. Only water and carbon dioxide.
  • Easy to install. Aggregates can be put in a house, apartment, office and do not need to carry out large-scale construction works, connect the hood and coordinate changes with the fire department.
  • Biofuel is compact and the problem of storing wood stocks can be forgotten.
  • Easy operation and maintenance. In any model (mechanical or automatic) it is easy to adjust the intensity of the flame or completely extinguish it with just one hand movement. Wash biofireplaces every few months with ordinary water.
  • Mobility. This advantage applies only to portable units.
  • A wide range of models and stylistic versatility.

Ecological - one of the advantages of bio-fireplace in the interior

Of the obvious shortcomings noted:

  • The prefix "bio" does not at all mean that a flame from such a fireplace can not be ignited, even if it does not give sparks. Fuel is a combustible liquid that is potentially dangerous in careless hands.
  • Expensiveness. And the units themselves, and fuel for them will cost "a pretty penny." Taking into account the combustion rate (500 g for 1 hour) with regular operation it is necessary to prepare your purse for serious tests.
  • The bio-fireplace has a decorative function. It will not provide the room with full heating and it is impossible to weld porridge in the bowler.

Advantages of bio-fireplaces are many times greater than disadvantages. In addition, some disadvantages (cost) will disappear with time, as long as the units are considered a curiosity.

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What to look for when choosing a fireplace

When choosing a fireplace, attention is drawn to its design. Seams should be of high quality, and the body without dents and damages. The protective door is necessarily made of heavy-duty, fire-resistant glass. But the most important thing in the bio fireplace is his hot "heart". The thicker the walls of the heating tank, the longer it will last. Quality containers are made of stainless steel. Also you have to decide on the management system. One more like the mechanic with manual adjustment of the intensity of the fire, and others can not do without "smart" automation with a set of buttons on the control panel.

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Stylistic direction

Bio fireplaces are universal. Absolutely any style of the interior will take this element into the situation. Although some models, of course, are combined with specific design directions. For provence and rustic style, bio-fireplaces with wood trim are suitable. The body made of decorative stone is organically combined with the classical and colonial direction, art nouveau. Models from glass are suitable for modern, Scandinavian style and for eco-interiors. The building, decorated with an imitation of bricks, emphasizes the masonry on the accent wall in the loft. Without a fireplace, the Alpine chalet, country, Russian style can not be avoided. Even a restrained art deco and strict modernism will not prevent the "fiery" addition.

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Materials and design of the case

According to the materials of the building, the biofireplaces are classified into the following types:

  • Glass. The most popular option is due to the special aesthetics of the transparent walls.
  • Ceramic. Has a nice glossy surface, which is often combined with glass.
  • Marble. The body is made of natural stone or its imitation. In the first case, the model will have an impressive weight, which will make it difficult to move and will affect mobility. The use of a decorative stone is completely justified, because overheating of the surface is not terrible.
  • Wood. The case made of wood has a particularly "cozy" appearance and fits into the "related" for the unit ekostyle. In the original models, it has the form of logs, folded in the hearth.
  • Metal. Strong, reliable material, combined with strict styles.
  • With portal of plasterboard. Such models are considered the cheapest, because their price even bites, but not so much. Drywall for the design of the hull is often used in cases where the bio-fireplace is built independently from improvised materials.
  • Brick. Models fit into the concept of loft and modern style. Such a building will correspond with a wall decorated with brick or stone masonry.

Also there are combined variants, where several materials are combined at once. Glass is featured in almost every model, since the front protective door is traditionally performed precisely from it.

Ceramic bio-fireplace in the interior

Variety of forms

Biofireplaces are performed in a variety of forms: from classical to complex asymmetric geometry. Depending on this characteristic, they are classified into the following types:

  • Round and oval. The non-standard form of performance will attract attention to itself. Such a fireplace will become an interior decoration center of the room. Usually rounded "sides" have suspended and floor models.
  • Square. Traditional form for ordinary fireplaces will enter the interior created according to the principles of constructivism, minimalism and high tech.
  • Rectangular. Classic fireplaces, which will please the conservatives, with skepticism related to the new and extraordinary.
  • Built-in. Static models that adjust to the features of the placement.
  • Corner. The best option for small rooms.
  • Asymmetric. The variety of non-standard forms will allow to choose a unique variant that will emphasize the features of the author's design of the room.

Rectangular bio-fireplace in the interior

In the original models, the bio-fireplace fireplace is located inside a vertically arranged ring, in the center of a curved metal tray or triangle, a diamond.

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By Technology Management

There are three types of control technology in bio-fireplaces:

  • Machine. Ignition, fire extinguishing and adjustment of its intensity are carried out remotely by means of a remote control. Ideal model for "lazy", who prefer to put all the load on the technique.
  • Semi-automatic. The control is carried out using the keypad, which is located on the most bio fireplace. From the machine differs only by the lack of a remote control, that is, to turn on the unit, it will have to be approached.
  • Mechanics. To light a fireplace it is necessary from a match, and to extinguish it or to adjust a flame, it is necessary to move a slide cover on a tank.

Mechanical models are among the cheapest, therefore suitable for those who need a budgetary version of an eco-friendly fireplace.

Automatic bio-fireplace in the interior

Types and schemes of the burner device

Burners are classified into two types depending on the complexity of the device:

  • Heating tanks. They are a set of a separate tank for fuel with thick walls and the burner itself. The device is convenient in that at any time the combustion stops when the damper is moved away, which closes the fuel compartment tightly. Heating tanks are more convenient to operate and more expensive.
  • Directly the burner itself without additional accessories. Such elements are most often produced independently because of the simplicity of the design. They represent an open reservoir in which fuel is poured. In order to have several tongues of flame, it is covered with a special mesh with holes. The main drawback of the design is that combustion will not stop until the fuel liquid is exhausted. Adjust the intensity of the flame can not be. But such burners can be installed several and even supplement them with a bio fireplace with a heating tank.

An important factor in choosing the unit will be fuel consumption. With the use of heating tanks, this indicator is slightly lower than in simple burners, so in terms of savings, they are more profitable.

Interior in loft style with bio fireplace

Accessories and decor

Since the main function of bio-fireplaces is decorative, they are decorated with all sorts of accessories. They surround the burner and give a flame of mysticism and romance. Fireplaces are decorated with wooden firewood and their ceramic imitation, sand, pebbles, colored pebbles, artificial or natural burned embers. Most biofireplaces are already sold with decorations, but you can decorate the area around the burner yourself. The main thing is that the materials used are fireproof, as safety is paramount.

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In the interior of the apartment / house

Biokamin fits into the interior of any room. It looks good in the kitchen, in the living room, in the bedroom and even in the bathroom. For safety reasons it is necessary to pay attention only to the dimensions of the room and, if necessary, equip it with an additional ventilation system. Stylistic component also plays an important role. Although the flame is the main decoration of the bio fireplace, the shape and material of the hull execution also have significance.

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Living room

The location of the fireplace in the hall is considered a classic, traditional option. In the Middle Ages, this huge room had to be heated well. This task was handled by a large fireplace placed at one of the walls. In the winter evenings, when the households gathered together after supper, they reached for the fire, which brought the family together and enveloped the atmosphere of the room with a special "warm" romance. In modern halls, guests and relatives also gather. The bio-fireplace will unite and bring them closer, because the magic of fire has retained its mystical power and attraction. In addition, the unit will give the room a unique cosiness and charm. Traditionally, the fireplaces in the hall are located at the wall or in the center of the room. Miniature desktop versions can be lost in a spacious living room.

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Ideal for the bedroom desktop models. You can choose paired bio-fireplaces and symmetrically place them on the bedside tables. As an option, use wall models, which are installed opposite the head of the bed instead of a TV, so that you can admire the dancing flames of the flame when you fall asleep. Corner biofireplaces are suitable for small bedrooms. The fire calms and immerses a person in an easy tranquilizing trance that will help fall asleep and regain strength after a hard working day. Since the bedroom - an intimate room, which should relax, to the choice of a fireplace fit with all responsibility. Do not recommend buying models with cases, decorated in dark or bright colors. Massive bio-fireplaces are more suitable for living rooms, so preference is given to compact options.

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Previously, the fireplace in the kitchen was a necessity, not a luxury or decorative element. The spit was cooked with fragrant meat, which "served with heat, with heat," served guests. The most difficult thing in the kitchen is to choose a place to install a fireplace. If the room is combined with the dining room, the best option is to locate the unit near the dining area. In kitchens, the interior of which repeats the authentic atmosphere of a certain era, the built-in models will look good. For them, create a special niche, finished with a brick or stone, in the center of which they place the bio fireplace. With the U-shaped layout, the unit is built into one of the walls "close" to the headset. If the layout is an island, then select a miniature desktop model, which will be placed on the counter or bar counter.

Biocin in the kitchen

Loggia or balcony

On the insulated loggia or balcony, the bio-fireplace will look especially cozy if the additional room is equipped for a study, library or rest room. A built-in, wall or floor model is placed near a blind side wall. If the place is already occupied with furniture, then select a compact desktop biochashe or bio-kolbu. To maintain the resemblance to the original, the built-in bio-fireplace is equipped with a shelf on which decorative vases, bottles, and fine sculpture are arranged.

Biokamin of loggias

In a country house

In a private house you can be generous with a real fireplace. This option is relevant for cases where a family nest is built from scratch and in parallel with construction equip the hood for combustion products. Of course, this fireplace has a number of drawbacks in comparison with the bio-version. It will have to be cleaned regularly, buying fuel in large quantities and such an assembly can not be moved to another room. Biofireplaces in this regard is more convenient. Since rooms in country houses usually have a large area, they are equipped with large-sized built-in models. They install one fuel tank with several burners, so that there is more flame and heat. Hanging and wall models will look original. A chalet-style country house with panoramic windows in the floor, wooden trim and animal skins on the floor is necessarily decorated with a fireplace with a case for stone or wood. Ethnic motifs in the design of the room will emphasize the corner model near the sofa with a series of themed decorations on the wall and a mantelpiece. A romantic atmosphere is complemented by a set of tiny lights from miniature desktop and flooring bio-fireplaces. They will replace the candles, but they will last several times longer.

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Behind the biofireplaces the future, since the fuel on which they work, will eventually supplant the traditional species from exhaustible reserves. A primitive model can be collected independently, but safety in its operation should be a priority. A special color will be given to the interior of the bio-fireplace in cold, winter evenings, when one wants so much to wrap up in a rug with a cup of hot tea and keep warm, watching the dance of flame flames.