As the name suggests these hearths are specifically designed for use with fireplaces. Available in multiple materials including granite, slate, limestone and marble fireplace hearths are the base for which a fireplace is built. Fireplace hearths can be finished in different ways from a natural unsealed rustic look to honed or polished finishes. We can also have matching back hearths created to match the front hearth, both of which can be made to order, just give us your size requirements and we will cut it to the size you need.
The recent proliferation of new materials available for hearths and has redefined what a hearth means. A typical constructional hearth needs to be 225mm total thickness including a concrete base and decorative top. With the introduction of the 100°C regulation a new definition of hearth was introduced, the superficial hearth. This says that stoves projecting a hearth temperature of less than 100°C can be placed onto a combustible floor with a non-combustible material between them with a minimum thickness of 12mm. Read this blog post to better understand hearth regulations.
The superficial hearth regulation also helped to clear up what you can do if you have a non-combustible material. If you have a stone or tiled floor down where you plan to place your stove then technically you already have a non-combustible material beneath the stove, thus negating the need for one. However building regulations also state that a hearth should be a clear demarcation of the heating area around a fireplace, fire or stove and so simply placing on top of this would not conform. Instead a way around this would be to use a steel floor plate. At around 1-2mm thick these plates won't provide a trip hazard, offers a visual guide as to this is the hearth, and clearly denotes a visual demarcation of the fireplace, stove heating area.
We also offer a wide range of natural stone hearths, floor plates and tiles all suitable for various different types of fireplaces, stoves, fires and cookers in all fuels. Available in a choice of granite, limestone, marble, slate and sandstone our fireplace hearths and stove floor plates make a great feature and attractive addition.
In terms of bespoke sizing, we know no two homes are alike and with the ability to mix-and-match products, you will often need something cut to size to suit your requirements. We have the ability to cut, shape and polish a variety of different materials to suit your needs, speak to a member of our sales team for further help and assistance with our bespoke service or if you require any additional assistance with one of our fireplaces.
Since the introduction of our natural stone hearths in September 2010 we have seen demand grow and grow for different hearths and back panels. You can now easily navigate to your desired style, material and product from selecting one of our subcategories below. Also due to the revision of the building regulations in October 2010 with regards to 6mm glass hearths, there are now many more options available in selecting the perfect hearth to suit your new wood, multifuel gas or electric fires.
Fireplace Products are proud to present one of the UK's most comprehensive ranges of fireplace hearths and tiles. If the selection is too broad for your needs, try using our filters to narrow your search criteria at the side of this page, so you can find the fireplace product that’s right for you.