While many regard the fireback as purely a decorative piece, this Cast Iron Fireback - 19.5" x 15.5" does indeed serve several practical purposes. Constructed of solid cast iron it absorb heat and then radiates it directly into the room, making the fireplace much more efficient in heating the house!
This fireback also protects the firebrick, increasing the life of the fireplace. Firebacks are design to rest on the floor of the hearth, however, fireback "boots" may be used to hold the fireback upright and raise it off the hearth floor if extra height is designer. For use with gas logs or wood burning fireplaces.