To achieve the electric fireplace’s visual effect at eye level from a seated position, the Floor’s recommended distance should be about 40-42″ off the Floor. This is a comfortable enough distance and precisely places the flames in your sight from a seated position.
How much space do you need above an electric fireplace?
Recommended Space Between the TV and Electric Fireplace
In general, for most fireplace models, we advise 8 inches from the top of the fireplace to the mantel, TV or ceiling and 6 inches from the bottom of the fireplace to the floor.
What height should a fireplace be?
How High Off The Floor Should a Fireplace Be? Typically, the ideal height for a fireplace is 12 to 30 inches off the floor. This is because you’ll get the best view to look down at the flames when you are in the sitting position.
How far from the wall should a electric fireplace be?
When it comes to clearance, try to leave around three feet of space in front of your electric fireplace and avoid placing combustible items near it.
How high should mantle be above electric fireplace?
As a general rule, it’s important to mount the mantle an average of 12 inches over the fireplace opening, which is a general rule from the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) to ensure it’s up to code. The mantle can also be 4 1/2 feet above the floor.
How many inches should a fireplace mantel be?
Usually, it is best to add six inches to both sides of your fireplace to determine the length the mantel should be. For example, a fireplace that measures 36 inches across the top should have a mantel that is 48 inches long. The mantel should not be so long that it extends from wall-to-wall.
How far away from a fireplace should a TV be?
The minimum distance between a fireplace and a TV is 20 inches with a mantel. Also, allow at least a 7-8 inch clearance from the top of the mantel to the TV. To avoid straining when watching TV, place the TV a maximum of 65 inches off the ground.
How far should a mantle stick out?
The proportions of your mantel in relationship to your fireplace are important. Generally, your mantel should extend a minimum of three inches beyond the opening of your fireplace. For reference, if you have a 36-inch fireplace, you’l likely want a mantel width of 48 inches.
Can I hang a TV above an electric fireplace?
In short, yes. For most electric fireplaces, it is perfectly safe to use a TV wall mount to hang a TV above your fireplace.
Do electric fireplaces need a dedicated circuit?
Does it need to be on a dedicated circuit? Most electric fireplaces can be plugged into a standard 120 Volt outlet, and no dedicated circuit is required.
Can electric fireplace go under TV?
Choosing your fireplace
Most electric fires are suitable to be placed under a TV as they are 100% energy efficient and the heat comes from the front or the bottom of the fire so your TV will be safe. Choose an electric fireplace that isn’t too small or too big for the TV, they shouldn’t compete for attention.
How much overhang should a fireplace mantel have?
A mantel should extend a minimum of 3 inches beyond the firebox opening. If the fireplace has facing around the opening, the mantel can also extend 3 or more inches beyond that. Do not guess when sizing the mantel to a room, or the mantel could wind up being too long or too short.
Do electric fireplaces get hot to the touch?
The glass on electric fireplaces will never get hot to the touch. This means that they are safe for children and pets. By comparison, the glass on a gas fireplace will get super-heated enough to instantly burn anyone, or anything, that comes into contact with it.