Can you use slate for a fireplace hearth?

Can you use slate for a fireplace hearth?

Slate is a great material to use for a fireplace hearth for a number of reasons. It’s a very durable natural stone, it’s attractive, it looks fantastic next to a burning fire, it’s easy to clean, and it’s available in a variety of mottled natural tones, including red.

Does slate make a good hearth?

Selecting Slate Slate is a sedimentary stone that makes a durable hearth material, and is available in shades of red, dark green, gray and black; it also can be multicolored. It’s identified by its uneven texture, and can last for years.

Do slate hearths scratch easily?

As slate can scratch easily, it is advisable to clean your slate hearth every day. This is to ensure there is no debris or dirt particles left that can scratch the surface. Granite stains more easily, however, when treated with a sealant, that problem is solved to a great extent.

Is slate good for fireplace surround?

Slate is resistant to heat, but only appropriate for gas and electric fireplaces, the heat from wood fires can be too intense. ‚ÄčSlate is able to fit almost any design style thanks to the many color and texture options.

How big should a Welsh slate hearth be?

We supply beautiful Welsh slate hearths cut to any size, shape or thickness: For open solid fuel fires (open fires or stoves which burn with doors open) we recommend the slate to be in 2 pieces if over 600mm and minimum 40mm thick to prevent cracking. For Stoves we recommend min 30mm thickness.

Which is the best company to cut slate fire hearths?

The important point is that slate hearths can be varied in size and shape, they are rarely uniform and Ardosia Slate are one of the leading UK based companies supplying slate hearths cut to custom sizes. The images above show a slate fire hearth cut to size to the exact specifications of the customer.

How big should a slate hearth be for a gas fire?

For open solid fuel fires (open fires or stoves which burn with doors open) we recommend the slate to be in 2 pieces if over 600mm and minimum 40mm thick to prevent cracking. For gas, electric or decorative, the hearth can be supplied in any thickness.

Which is the best hearth for an open fire?

Modern installations, traditional open fires or wood burners usually sit on a T shaped fire hearth where they are inset below the chimney. The important point is that slate hearths can be varied in size and shape, they are rarely uniform and Ardosia Slate are one of the leading UK based companies supplying slate hearths cut to custom sizes.