glazed tiled Hearths

Glazed Tiled Fireplace 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.

Slabbed Glazed Tiled Hearths are available in a range of colours in high quality glazed ceramics - suitable for all types of fuel including gas and solid fuels. These Hearths are available in flat back and in tongued back models.

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An 8 tile glazed hearth with a kick or tongued back made from 6 inch tiles.

Glazed Fireplace Tiles are high quality double-fired tiles available in 4 inch or 6 inch sizes in the following colours

  • Burgundy
  • Victorian Blue
  • Basalt Black
  • Ivory
  • Victorian Brown
  • Teapot Brown
  • Victorian Green
  • Steele Green
  • Midnight Blue
  • Two Mottled tiles

The colours are shown on our fireplace tile colours page

Standard Sizes
The standard size is 54 inches x 15 inches x2 inches thick with or without a kick (a tongue extending back).

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

Hearths made from cut tiles

Tiles can be cut from 4 inch or 6 inch tiles to make patterned Hearths.

Cross Bonded Hearths are a typical Edwardian feature and are available made from 6 inch x 2 inch and 6 inch x 3 inch tiles. Originally these cross bonded style Hearths would be laid flush with the floor but we have adapted them to be 2 inches high to comply with current gas regulations.

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A Glazed Cross Bonded Brick Effect Hearth
made from 6 inch x 2 inch cut tiles:

Herringbone Hearths

Our glazed tiles can be also be cut to make herringbone patterned Hearths available in all our usual tile colours.

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Herringbone Hearth made from 6 inch x 2 inch cut tiles
can also be made from 6 inch x 3 inch cut tiles

Hearth Variations

Heatplates

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Our hearths can also be made with a cental heatplate
steel with a brass finish heatplate shown here
(also available in brushed steel or black)

Hearth with Heatplate in Brass or Steel

We also supply hearths more suited to fireplaces from other periods from the 1920s to 1960s.

The C20 Fires Kerbed Hearth

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A kerbed hearth made from 4"x4" tiles with round edges on both sides and our own special corner tile with an internal reveal.

Chamfered Edge Kerbed Hearth

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A style more typical of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s these chamfered edge hearths use our special corner tiles and are available in all our standard colours.

 

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Glazed Easy Clean Hearth
Glazed fireplaces can be made with a snout nosed front typical of 1950s fireplaces that prevents ash from falling forwards but has no hard to clean corners.

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The Easy Clean Hearth can have an optional central pad. It is also available without the stripe at the front of the hearth.

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

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