Firebacks are designed to protect the back fireplace wall and to radiate more heat into the room.
Pennsylvania Firebacks are made in the USA of the highest quality cast-iron and can be leaned against the firewall.
Woodfield Firebacks are attractive high quality Imports.
Another option is to use the popular Saf-T-Boot (shown below) to integrate a Pennsylvania Fireback with a Fireplace Grate. The Fireback, Saf-T-Boot, and Grate make a beautifully practical, interior hearth hardware set.
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