8 Best Fire Pits for Wood Decks

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You may be wondering if it’s safe to put a fire pit on a wood or composite deck made with Trex or TimberTech material. After all, a firepit can be a terrific addition for backyard parties.

But decks aren’t as fireproof as concrete patios or balconies. And could the heat cause cosmetic damage like warping on these types of fire pits?

The answer is yes, but there are simple ways you can safely use a fire pit on decking. Here are a few tips for proper deck fire pit safety to make the most of your outdoor space:
  • Choose a gas heat source if you have a natural gas connection on your deck. It’s safer than propane or wood burning.
  • Don’t put a fire pit directly on your deck. Set it on a fireproof mat designed for fire pits or some paver stones or a block of concrete.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher handy and make sure you know how to use it.
  • Never leave it burning unattended.

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Whatever you decide, remember to get a protective mat, too!

Fire pit surrounded by chairs

Fire Pits for Wood or Composite Deck