By Charles Wheat - September 2008 Issue
Malm Fireplaces, Inc. began making fireplaces under the Malm name in 1960. The company offers fireplaces with distinctive styles that are very different from the look and feel of traditional fireplaces. The company's designs are influenced by the company's proximity to wine country in Sonoma County. Here, the demand for trendy, modern, and art deco fireplaces has made Malm's products quite popular.
Malm makes both wood burning and gas burning fireplaces for its customers. The company's fireplace products look modern and do not take up as much space a traditional brick and masonry fireplaces. They are made out of metals and tend or radiate heat better than masonry units. The fireplaces are usually vented out the top through the ceiling. Most product types come in several sizes and have different decorative options and coatings for the outside to match the rooms decor. Some of the finishes that are available for these firepalces include: porcelain colors, brass, stainless, nickel, copper plated, and matte black finish. The sections below provide more details on the company's products.
- Imperial Carousel Gas
- GF2 Gas Firedrum
- GF3 Gas Firedrum
- GAS 34" Zircon
Wood Burning Fireplaces
- Imperial Carousel Wood Burning
- Spin-A-Fire Wood Burning
- Fire Drum 3
- Fire Drum 2
- 30" 34" and 38" Zircon
- The Lancer
In addition to the standard wood burning and gas fireplaces listed above, Malm also offers customized fireplaces for its clients. The company has developed customized, large fireplaces for several large hotels and corporate customers. The customized designs listed on the company's web site are quite impressive and elegant.
One of the strengths of the company is the company's patented "spnning fire" design. This unique process and shape of the fireplace ensures that the flame and hot air form a spiral or whirlwind of flame. This provides a distinctive effect and helps the fireplace to stand out. This unique process is incorporated into the company's Spin-A-Fire and Carousel products as well as many of the company's custom fireplaces. Malm's fireplaces look good and one of the Malm's stregnths is in the design and look of its products.
The company does not list warranty information on its web site, but does stand behind its products. For specific warranty information on its products, contact the company directly. Since the company's designs are somewhat specialized, the company does not seem to have a dealer network. Instead Malm sells its products directly to a loyal customer base.
Malm Fireplaces: Web contains company overview, contact information, and fireplace designs. Contact: Malm Fireplaces, Inc. 368 Yolanda Avenue-Santa Rosa,CA, 95404 Tel: 707-523-7755