About Stove Hearth
Traditionally the heart of a home, a stove hearth adds beauty and protects the home from fire. The hearth keeps in any sparks or fiery ash that might fly from the stove from setting carpeting or other materials alight. The most minimalist approach is to place a simple fireproof mat in front of a stove, but this is a temporary measure that does not meet UK codes. Generally, these require an 840 mm square hearth for freestanding stoves or a hearth that extends 300 mm to the front and at least 150 mm on each side for stoves that are set into a fireplace. Consider a traditional stone hearth from eBay made of slate, limestone, granite, or sandstone. Stone dressing helps to keep ashes from discolouring these hearths. An alternative is a contemporary hearth of thick tempered glass, which allows the beauty of the underlying floor to show. Step up your home dÃÂ©cor and keep it safe from fire with a stove hearth.