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Choosing the right Hearth

Choosing the right hearth for your fireplace is not only vital for the finished appearance but vital to ensure it’s compatible with your choice of fire.


We have a varierty of hearths available including – Granite, Tan Granite, Tiled, Limestone, Slate and Decorative Granite.

Why hearth for Which Fuel?


For solid fuel (real fires) we recommend that you use either Granite or Tiled hearths. Slate and Limestone is not recommended due to slate being to soft and scratching very easily and limestone being very porous for the cement under fill as it can seep through to the top surface.


Granite, Tiled, Slate and Limestone hearths are ideally suited for Electric or Gas Fireplaces.


What are the options?


Granite for Gas & Electric use

Made from a single slab of highly polished granite approximately 20mm think which is sat on 30mm risers. As standard they are 15” in depth but can be made larger or smaller to suit your requirements by calling us on 01522 536373.



Tan Granite for Gas & Electric use

Made from a single slab of highly polished granite approximately 20mm think which is sat on 30mm risers. As standard they are 15” in depth but can be made larger or smaller to suit your requirements by calling us on 01522 536373.



Granite for Solid Fuel (real fire) use

Commonly referred to as split and slabbed or cut and slabbed. These hearths are made from highly polished granite sections to allow for expansion and contraction from the heat. They are filled underneath with a lightweight cement mix which helps dissipate the heat throughout the hearth. Without this heat dissipation the hearth would be put under a great amount of pressure which ultimately causes the hearth to crack. As standard they are 18” in depth and can be made deeper to suit your requirements by calling us on 01522 536373. Unfortunately the depth cannot be shortened as this would no meet building regulations.



Tiled Hearths for all fuel types

Tiled hearths are a very traditional form of hearth and would normally have been the hearth of choice. They are made from 6” x 6” tiles which are available in a varierty of colours (black, green, burgundy, brown and ivory). As with the granite hearths for solid fuel these hearths are filled underneath with a lightweight mix. As standard they are 15” and 18” for gas and solid fuel respectively. Sizes can be adjusted by calling us in 01522 536373.



Slate, Limestone and Decorative Granite Hearths

All 3 hearths are the same as the “Granite for Gas & Electric” use hearths with the standard 15” depth and only suitable for gas or electric. The decorative hearths available are Waterfall Granite and Beveled Granite, these are a nice alternative to the standard granite hearths but only available in a 54" width.


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