While many regard firebacks as purely decorative pieces, they do indeed serve several very practical purposes. Solid cast iron firebacks absorb heat and then radiate it directly into the room, making the fireplace much more efficient in heating the house. Also, firebacks protect firebrick, increasing the life of the fireplace. Firebacks are designed to rest on the floor of the hearth. For use with gas log or wood burning fireplaces. Fireback has a black finish. Measures 25"W x 19"H. Click on image for greater detail.