Fireplace tools are vital accessories that will not only embellish your fireplace, but will keep your fire burning for longer periods of time. Mantels Direct offers a great selection of fireplace tool sets made of finest materials that will not only endure for years, but will ensure safety while operating your wood-burning fireplace or wood stove. Our experienced team of customer service professionals is available to assist you with any questions you may have.

Due to its role in the care and maintenance of a fireplace, buying the right fireplace tool set is an important decision. Considering the following steps will help you make the right decision for your situation:

1. Setting up your Budget:

Fireplaces tool sets vary in prices depending on style, material, finish, and size. Decide what you would like to spend and utilize the price ranges located on the left-hand side of our “Fireplace Tools” page. You will be sure to find the right fireplace toolset to meet your needs and your budget.

2. Choosing the Right Size and Number of Tools:

Fireplace Tool Sets are available in different sizes and should be chosen based on the size of your fireplace; large tools work great on bigger fireplaces, while those smaller are specially designed for small fireplaces and wood stoves. Next to consider is the type of fireplace tools you need. Most of fireplace toolsets come in four and five piece tool sets. A standard tool set usually includes a poker for stoking the fire, a pair of tongs for lifting burning logs, a hand broom and shovel for cleaning up ashes, and a stand to hold the tools. The stand allows the shovel, poker and tongs to stand inside while the broom hangs from a hook in the back to protect its bristles.

3. Selecting Style and Materials:

After selecting the appropriate size range, you will need to choose the style, material and/or finish that best suit your needs. Most fireplace tools are made of steel or wrought iron in order to be heat resistant. Finishes include brass, bronze or copper. Many are simply painted using heat resistant black paint. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, you want your fireplace tool set to match the style and finish of your fireplace screen and room décor.

If you have questions, please visit our Fireplace Accessory Glossary or contact us. For more information on how to buy other fireplace acessories click on Fireplace Screens or Fireplace Log Holders and Log Carriers.