Understanding the Importance of CSA Certification

As a builder who specifies products for clients, understanding the importance of safety and quality certifications is critical, especially if you are less familiar with a particular brand. Several third-party providers offer certification, including CSA Group, LC, UL, and Intertek. Ortal has chosen CSA certification to demonstrate a commitment to quality, safety, and sustainability. When a manufacturer goes through the process to get the CSA mark, you know that it is dedicated to delivering only the best products and stands behind them.

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Stay Ahead of the Curve with These Top 10 Resources for Dealers

The more information you have about a line of luxury fireplaces, the better able you are to sell it. Customers always have questions, and savvy shoppers like to compare their options, especially for major purchases. This is why Ortal provides a range of dealer resources that you can access at any time.

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3 Tips for Installing a TV Over Your Fireplace

Gathering around the hearth is a classic way for families to bond and spend time together. For many modern families, gathering around the TV serves the same purpose. With traditional wood-burning fireplaces, your clients have to make a choice about the focal point of a room—fireplace or TV—but with some modern gas fireplaces, they can have the best of both worlds.

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Unique Ways to Hide a Heat Release on a Luxury Fireplace

All Ortal fireplaces require a heat release to be located within six inches of the top of the fireplace cavity, which is most often near the ceiling. An integral component of Cool Wall Technology, the heat release allows hot air to escape so that the wall surrounding the fireplace can stay cool to the touch. A cool wall enables creative freedom for designers to use a broader range of materials. It also allows homeowners to hang art or a TV above the fireplace without sacrificing function.

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Talking Points for Designers: Upgrading Clients with a Luxury Fireplace

The style of a fireplace can transform the aesthetic of a room, which is one reason many designers recommend upgrading to a luxury brand. A truly frameless look and high-end interior media with thoughtful design can make a world of difference, which is why it’s smart to include a luxury fireplace in the project budget from the beginning. Performance is another great reason to upgrade, especially for clients who want a functional unit that produces heat.

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How to Find the Most Efficient Direct Vent Gas Fireplace for Your Next Project

All types of clients, both commercial and residential, prioritize efficiency. Whether they are conscious of their consumption for environmental reasons or want to minimize overhead costs, specifying the most efficient direct vent gas fireplace can help them meet their goals. direct vent technology takes in combustion air from the outside and expels the exhaust outside while delivering heat to the surrounding space. 

Fireplaces that use this technology operate efficiently, consuming less fuel than other types of units. Of course, every manufacturer uses different systems for direct venting, so finding the most efficient one takes a little research.   

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Fireplace Safety: A Look at Ortal's Heat Barrier Solutions

Fireplace safety is an issue that designers, builders, and homeowners should always prioritize, which is why it’s a good idea to highlight some of the features that help keep your clients safe when helping them decide what type of fireplace is right for them. In addition to direct venting to maintain good air quality and a unique burner design for maximum efficiency, Ortal fireplaces also offer the latest advances in safety with two heat barrier options: micro-mesh and double glass. 

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Designers: Your Clients are Looking for these Luxury Home Interior Features

Whether you are designing a grand country house, an elegant suburban home, or a sophisticated condo in the city, your clients want certain luxury home interior features. Even if they don’t express it, they want people to walk into their homes and be impressed with their tasteful choices. They also want to be surrounded with fixtures and features that provide convenience and comfort, without compromising on style.

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How the ADA Impacts Interior Designers: Challenges and Opportunities

It’s hard to imagine a time when there were almost no accommodations for people with disabilities—in public spaces, homes, or transportation. Yet, many disabled people can still vividly remember the challenges of trying to get around and work in a world designed exclusively for the able-bodied people.

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Talking Points for Fireplace Dealers: Explaining the Benefits of Cool Wall Technology

Both designers and homeowners have plenty of options when selecting a fireplace. Aesthetics are, of course, a major factor, but many modern fireplace manufacturers offer similar-looking options for corner, tunnel, and space creator models. With so many contemporary fireplace options, it can be difficult for consumers to distinguish the differences between them. 

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