This section is for those customers requiring hearths and backs to accompany their stove and/or fireplace.
Granite hearths are very hard wearing and have a durable gloss finish.
They are scratch resistant and difficult to damage in normal use but also more difficult to repair should any damage occur
The most common black granite in use today is sourced from China in various sizes up to 60 inches x 20 inches. Larger sizes are available but are most commonly made from multiple smaller pieces.
Slabbed Granite/Basalt Hearths
These are available for use with solid fuel as they are slabbed with a mixture of cement and vermiculte and incorporate expansion slots. This is to meet building regulation requirements as the granite will expand and contract due to the intense heat a solid fuel burner can emit.
Polished Granite Hearths
There are generally three types of granite hearths – straight, curved and tongued. All of these hearths are cut from a single slab of granite and polished. Standard Granite hearths are not suitable for use with solid fuels as the intense heat generated may cause cracking – gas fires are the preferred option.
These are available for use with solid fuel or gas as they can be slabbed with a mixture of reinforced concrete and vermiculte and incorporate expansion slots. This is to meet building regulation requirements as the material will expand and contract due to the intense heat a solid fuel burner can emit. Available in Granite or Basalt.
These are available in either a smooth or riven (ribbed) finish. Very strong and easy to keep clean. A sheen can be added with the use of slate oil or WD40.
We can offer special and custom-made orders where required – please contact us to discuss your requirements