7 Unique Styles of Montigo Fireplaces

by / Friday, 16 January 2015 / Published in Articles, Fireplaces
Montigo C series Peninsula

Choosing a fireplace can be an intimidating ordeal. Luckily we’ve brought together 7 different styles of Montigo Fireplaces. Before we get into the different styles, let’s learn about the history of Montigo:

In 1976, president and founder, Dan Binzer started installing zero clearance wood burning fireplaces to local builders in Vancouver, BC. Over the years demand grew for a gas alternative and Dan engineered and manufactured the first ever Sandpan Logset. The logset was installed in the zero-clearance wood burning fireplace shell, resulting in one of the first zero-clearance gas fireplaces on the market.

As one of the first to bring to market a linear designed fireplace, Montigo now offers the largest selection of linear fireplaces demanded by designers, architects and homeowners wanting to create a modern and contemporary space. – Montigo

Montigo Fireplaces can be professionally installed by our expert install team. Send us a message online, or call us at 204-667-3330 to book your appointment today.

Single Sided

A single sided fireplace is a standard for fireplace technology. Literally any fireplace that can be viewed from one angle can be considered a single sided fireplace. Montigo has two different shapes for their single sided fireplaces; the traditional and the linear. The traditional firebox shape comes with traditional log sets and contemporary linear burner accessory options and the linear is a landscape style firebox with linear burner for a contemporary look.

Montigo B-Series B34DV2

Traditional Louvered Firebox B34.

The Traditional Fireplace also has four different options for the face, Louvered, Flush Faced, Flush to the Floor, and Tall. The Louver options include Black, Silver and Gold. Flush Faced is a clean face design allows installation of brick, tile or other surround over the fireplace frame. Flush to the Floor is a clean face design in a traditional flush to the floor model. The Tall features a taller firebox configuration.


HL38DF-PRC Panorama Fireplace

HL38DF-PRC Panorama Fireplace

The Panorama fireplace is a three-sided model with a wide front and 2 shorter sides, which has a traditional fireplace shape. A Panorama can be viewed from multiple different angles, perfect for any unique room.

See Through

Montigo's L Series: L42DF-ST

L42DF-ST See Through Fireplace

The See Through style is available in both Traditional and Linear and is the perfect addition to any dividing wall. A Traditional will evoke a nostalgic feeling while still bringing a modern touch to a room by adding a See Through element. The Linear while similar to Traditional in offering a See Through element, is set apart for it’s new style and customization. A Linear can featuring a variety of different surrounds such as metal and tile. A See Through style is able to bring warmth to two rooms!


HL38DF-PFC Peninsula Fireplace

HL38DF-PFC Peninsula Fireplace

The Peninsula is a three-sided model with a short front and 2 wide sides, perfect for when you need to add an accent or section to a room. The Peninsula is available in a Traditional Firebox shape, while also having a Clean-Face design allowing for brick or tile installation over the fireplace frame.


HP38DF-CL Corner Left Fireplace

HP38DF-CL Corner Left Fireplace

The Corner is a unique fireplace, a two-sided model with one wide side and a shorter side to the left or right. Available in the Traditional Firebox shape, a Corner model can be used in a room where space is either limited or the fireplace is used as an accent and not as the main attraction.


Hotshot Insert

Hotshot Insert

Montigo also has available a number of different Fireplace Inserts. A Fireplace Insert is a fireproof box surrounded by steel or cast iron, with a glass face. These inserts are used when an existing Fireplace Hearth is not as efficient as required. An older hearth can result in a large amount of heat loss, wasting both fuel and your money. With an insert you can replace your wood burning hearth with gas, with the added bonus of updating the aesthetics and value of the fireplace.


Stove DXFS (Cast Iron)

Stove DXFS (Cast Iron)

For those who prefer a traditional look, consider Montigo’s Rio-DX Stove. Ceramic glass windows on three sides provides a full view of the spectacular fire. While it burns Natural Gas, the Rio-DX has the style and look of a wood burning stove. The outer door may be left open while the stove is in operation, taking a page from it’s wood burning ancestor. With the convenience and safety of a gas fireplace, the Rio-DX is a competitive choice in the Fireplace Heater arena.


All Montigo Fireplaces come with the following features:

Safety Features


Montigo leads the way in cool-to-touch fireplace manufacturing. This advanced technology reduces liability issues in commercial applications such as restaurants, hotel lobbies, casinos and spas. Montigo’s Cool-Pak system can be installed in any custom fireplace, located between the interior and exterior glass, keeping the exterior glass cool-to-touch.


Each standard Montigo fireplace is manufactured, tested and certified to meet stringent CSA guidelines, ensuring optimum quality and safety. With Montigo’s on site CSA accredited lab even custom built fireplaces are tested to strict certification standards.


Design Features


Architects, designers and homeowners alike will appreciate the ability to feature fire in just about any location. With our proprietary power venting system and team of expert engineers, a Montigo fireplace can be installed anywhere – even 550’ away from the closest venting location!


With most of our Traditional series Montigo fireplaces, you have the option of four different burn units. These include our Builder’s Log Set, Deluxe Log Set, Linear Burner and River Rock Burner.


If you’re designing a multi-unit building, you will appreciate Montigo’s expertise in termination systems and especially their latest development – the Louvre Termination System. With this product there is no visible exterior venting!

Performance Features


Power venting is a great system that enables you to install a fireplace just about anywhere! You no longer need to locate your fireplace near an exterior wall or have a vertical chimney. You can locate your fireplace wherever you like, running venting in any direction with the assistance of fans to move the air through and eventually out of the building. With power venting, Montigo is also able to increase the BTU of the fireplace to provide you with more flame than a non-power vented system.


When it comes to installation, Montigo designs and engineers each fireplace to have the most compact installation parameters. This means less confining installation parameters behind the fireplace wall.


Montigo designs and manufactures an extensive line of termination systems. They are always designed with aesthetics and function in mind. In addition to our invisible louvered termination system for multi-unit commercial applications, Montigo is the only manufacturer with termination systems that have passed the Rain & Wind test, vitally important in wet, coastal regions such as the Pacific Northwest.


For more information on the Montigo Fireplace line-up or have any questions about installation, call us at 204-667-3330 or fill out the form below!

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