A Fireplace hearth is a fire-resistant area placed around a fire.
The Decorative Hearth sits over the constructional hearth. This hearth is usually made from stone, slate or ceramic tiles.
Unslabbed Stone Hearths are not suitable for use with solid fuels as the intense heat generated may cause cracking
Polished Black Granite Hearth (flat back )
Standard size (54 inch x 15 inch)
Standard size £185.00
Boxed flush add £10
Limestone / Sandstone / Carrara Marble Hearth
Standard size £170.00
Slabbed Stone Hearths
When slabbed for Solid Fuel the hearth is split and rejoined with a concrete fill to prevent heat from cracking the stone
Stone / Granite / Marble Hearths slabbed for Solid Fuel
Individual Hearth Tiles Individual Hearth Tiles are available in various finishes and shapes.
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.
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 or tongues accomodate fireplaces where the fireplace opening steps back behing the wall line of the chimney breast.
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.
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.
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