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Linear vs. Traditional Fireplaces: Which Is Best for Your Home?

Have you been thinking of adding a fireplace to your home? Do you have a masonry fireplace that’s too inefficient and needs to be replaced? Is it time for a new amenity that will bring beauty and pizazz to your room and home?

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A new manufactured fireplace may be your perfect solution. In deciding on the exact type of fireplace to bring home, one consideration is the difference between linear and traditional fireplaces.

Doodlebuggers Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store of Pensacola, FL, and Destin, FL, would like to cover a few of the unique elements of linear and traditional fireplaces to help you make the best decision on the style that’s right for your home.

What is a traditional manufactured fireplace?

A traditional fireplace, built in a factory and installed in a wall within your home, looks pretty much like what most people think of when they think of a “fireplace.” It has a squarish design that includes a firebox, in which either wood or gas flames can burn.

The masonry fireplace is an example of a traditional fireplace style, at least in terms of its shape and aesthetics. Its performance is another story. Masonry fireplaces tend to lose most of their heat up the chimney and run with very low efficiency. On the other hand, modern manufactured fireplaces are highly efficient and retain most of the heat they produce. 

What is a linear fireplace?

Factory-built linear fireplaces are named for their generally rectangular shape. For many people, this style of fireplace is more elegant, sophisticated and contemporary than a more traditional fireplace shape.

Design and installation options for linear fireplaces include:


Linear fireplaces can be installed higher in a wall to give a stunning visual effect with the flames at or closer to eye level.


Your linear fireplace can be installed in a wall to serve both the interior and exterior of your home.


Some linear fireplace designs can be placed in a wall and enjoyed from interior rooms on two different sides. You can also see through these fireplaces into the adjoining spaces.

Zone heating

Smaller fireplaces are ideal for creating instant heat in smaller rooms such as kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Gas or wood?

Today’s fireplaces, both linear and traditional, are built to run on either gas or wood fuel. For ease of use and quick fires, go with a lovely gas fireplace with a handsome, authentic-looking log set. For more traditional burns and firebox visuals, it’s hard to beat a roaring fire with crackling wood logs.

Beautiful designs and eye-appeal

No matter what style of traditional or linear fireplace you choose for your home, you’ll be amazed at the many gorgeous finishes, colors and special amenities available. Enhancing the beauty and elegance of your home will be easy with a new fireplace from the best manufacturers in the industry.

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Explore the modern fireplace

Learn more about today’s exciting fireplace styles by speaking with a Doodlebuggers fireplace expert at (850) 477-1151 in Pensacola, FL, or at (850) 243-0154 in the Destin, FL, area. You can also get in touch with our handy contact form.

If you’d like to see some lovely linear fireplaces in person, visit one of our Florida showrooms:

In Pensacola at 7555 Highway 98 West, Suite A

In Destin at 36054 Emerald Coast Pkwy. #100

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