quarry tile fireplace Hearths

Quarry Tile Hearths

Full details of all our fireplace tiles and fireplace hearths can be found on our fireplace tiles website: fireplace-tiles.com

A Fireplace hearth is a fire-resistant area placed around a fire.

The Decorative Hearth sits over the constructional hearth and is usually made from stone, slate or ceramic tiles. It must cover the constuctional hearth if floorboards are exposed.

Slabbing
Slabbing is the method of filling the underneath of the hearth with reinforced concrete. This provides a stable base for the tiles.

Quarry Tile Hearths
Quarry Tiles are robust unglazed tiles that are very hard wearing.

Our quarry tile Hearths are available in black, red in 150mm tiles. These Hearths are available in flat back and in tongued back models.

 

Unglazed Tiles

Our unglazed quarry tiles are available in two sizes, 146mm square and 96mm square in three colours.

Unglazed matt quarry tiles tiles have been used for fireplace hearths since early Victorian times. They are still popular as a hearth tile for stove hearths as well as Victorian and Edwardian reproduction fireplaces


A Fireplace Hearth Price Calculator is available on our fireplace tile website which will give you prices for all sizes of hearth

 

Edwardian Two colour Quarry Tile Hearth

Edwardian Two colour Quarry Tile Hearth

Many Edwardian houses had tiles laid in a diamond pattern in the porch and through the hallway with this feature being reproduced around the fireplace.

We can offer a made to measure hearth in black, terracotta or off white quarry tiles laid in this manner and in 2 colours with a black border.

The hearth sizes are determined by how many whole diamond patterns of roughly 10 cm (4 inches) wide can be contained inside the border strip which can vary from 5 cm (2 inches) to 10 cm (4 inches) wide.

The individual quarry tiles (nominal 6 inch but invariably less than that at around 5.75 inches) are also available from our Fireplace Tile Website

 

Edwardian Two colour Quarry Tile Hearth

Colours Available

Further colours may be available in the near future enabling a greater variety of patterns.

Diamond patterned quarry tiled hearth

Different borders are available with or without mitred corners.

The diamond pattern is roughly 4 inch and the border size can be varied to make the hearth up to the required overall size

2 colour diamond patterned quarry tiled hearth

Individual Hearth Tiles Individual Hearth Tiles are available in various finishes and shapes.

Our Standard Sizes

A Standard Size Hearth is 54" x 15" x2" thick with or without a kick (a tongue extending back) but all other sizes are available.

What Hearth Shapes are Available?

The standard hearth shape is rectangular (a flat back hearth). These flat back hearths are for use when the fireplace opening is level or just in front of the wall line (the front of the chimney breast).

Kicks

Kicks or tongues accomodate fireplaces where the fireplace opening steps back behing the wall line of the chimney breast.

Cut Outs

A cut out is required when the fireplace system is fixed in the floor and is forward of the wall line e.g. Baxi Burnall and similar systems.

Back Hearths

if you have a large open fireplace or "Inglenook Fireplace" we can supply a separate Back Hearth with our stone hearths or incorporate it into a one piece tiled hearth as long as the size is reasonable.

Fireplace Hearth Sizes

There are strict regulations governing the size of a fireplace hearth.

For a Gas Fire the Hearth must be 15" in front of the flame and 2" thick.

For Solid Fuel Fires the Hearth can be flush with the floor and less than 15" deep provided there is a fixed fender, otherwise it must be 15" in front of the fire.

For a Solid Fuel Stove the Hearth must be at least 12" in front of the opening door of the stove.

Once the regulations are complied with the size and shape of your hearth is down to aesthetics.

If you have exposed floorboards then the hearth should fully cover the constructional hearth to avoid seeing the concrete. If your fireplace has a mantel then the hearth size will vary depending on whether the mantel stands on the hearth or the hearth sits between the mantel legs