Wood stove hearth pads are generally specified by the manufacturer of the stove. They will give minimum size and minimum R-value (resistance to heat flow) for the pad. Some stoves do not throw much heat downward or their fireboxes are higher off the floor, in which case they might only specify that the hearth pad just be non-combustible material (glass, steel or tile). Older stoves that have not been tested or listed, are subject to a whole different set of rules, outlined in a publication called NFPA 211. You can see a condensed version here. Whatever your situation, just ask us for help sorting all of this out for you.
Gas stoves can pretty much sit on anything other than carpet or linoleum, in fact in most situations, a hearth pad is not required. One reason you might consider using a hearth pad under a gas stove is for the overall effect; trying to mimic the way a wood burning stove would look, or maybe to get the stove higher off the floor with a raised hearth pad.
Morsø offers a wide selection of hearth plates in glass and in black powder-coated steel. The Morsø black and steel hearth plates are made from 2 mm high-quality steel with a non-gloss finish that matches Morsø stoves. The Morsø glass hearth plate is made with 8 mm clear glass that has a specially beveled edge to give the hearth plate an elegant and exclusive look. The steel square and rectangle plates have slighty rounded edges.
Please note that not all stoves can have a glass hearth pad.
All hearth pads come standard trimmed with unfinished oak Optional black painted steel frames available with the exception of the 24”x36” Wall pad, which comes trimmed in oak only.
Custom staining available for wood trim and custom painting available for steel trim.
Custom sizes and colors available.
Hearth Classics tile and stone hearth pads are hand-crafted to provide the ideal foundation for your free-standing gas, wood, pellet, or corn stove. To deliver the best protection on the market, all our pads are fully non-combustible using ThermaShield technology providing an R value of R=1.01. With 2 edge styles and 13 tile and stone options, we have the perfect hearth pad to complement your stove and décor. Don’t see the size you need? We love custom orders.
Steel hearth pads can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit any stove or decor. They can then be painted to match your stove. The nicest thing about a steel hearth pad is that their low profile makes them blend into the floor better, making it harder to stub your toe.
Please note that not all stoves can have a steel hearth pad.