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Hearth Materials

It is important to know what type of appliance you are planning on installing before choosing and purchasing your hearth. This is because a hearth suitable for a gas fire may not be suitable for a solid fuel appliance due to a big difference in temperature. Hearths for solid fuel appliances need to be slabbed. A slabbed hearth is split and rejoined with a concrete filling to prevent heat from cracking the stone. Unslabbed hearths are suitable for gas and electric fires of all types.

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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.

Granite for Solid Fuel (real fire) use:

Usually 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 15 in depth.

Tiled:

Tiled hearths are a very traditional form of hearth. They are made from 6 x 6/12 x 12 tiles. As with the granite hearths for solid fuel these hearths are filled underneath with a lightweight cement mix. As standard they are 15 in depth.

Slate 

These hearths are the same as the “Granite for Gas & Electric use hearths with the standard 15 depth and only suitable for gas or electric.

Limestone

These hearths are the same as the “Granite for Gas & Electric use hearths with the standard 15 depth and only suitable for gas or electric.

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253 Barnwell Rd

Cambridge

Cambridgeshire

CB5 8SL

 

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