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Old 11-28-2022, 10:46 AM
 
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What is an affordable fireproof material about 1" thick that could be used to extend a woodstove hearth about 10" on two sides?

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Old 11-28-2022, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Slate, marble, granite-
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:45 PM
 
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Slate, marble, granite-
Dirt?

Concrete pavers come to mind as well. When I had my barrel stove in Vermont I used crushed pea granite over a sheet metal pan. The crushed stone had enough air pockets that it didn't transfer heat, so the hardwood floor underneath the pan was fully protected from both embers and heat with just a thin layer.
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Old 11-28-2022, 04:49 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Firebrick?
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:32 PM
 
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They make carpet like mats for just that purpose, we had one when we had a wood stove insert in the fireplace of our previous house. Back then (before online shopping) we got it from the store/dealer where we bought the stove. Now I would just search online. Just google hearth extension. I know we were told whatever we got it should be a continuous surface with no seams that could allow something to get below the surface.
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Old 11-30-2022, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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I've used marble and porcelain tile, and store it off season. The front of our insert is just 8" from the hardwood floor, I add 12" of tile for added protection from heat and errant embers. I've had the stove up to 900 degrees output at the fan, and the hardwood is just warm to the touch.
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Old 11-30-2022, 06:46 PM
 
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Good ideas here, thank you very much.
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Old 11-30-2022, 07:06 PM
 
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What is an affordable fireproof material about 1" thick that could be used to extend a woodstove hearth about 10" on two sides?
Photo would have helped.
The most elegant solution as well as inexpensive is tempered glass. It could be transparent or back painted.
You could see the floor, or have it black

We have experience with Morsoe - for 20 years or so

https://morsoe.com/us/product/indoor...-hearth-plates

https://www.mazzeosinc.com/product/morso-hearth-plates

https://www.efireplacestore.com/dro-...m=Nov-122-6642

Usually 6- 8mm thick is very good lasting quality glass

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Old 12-01-2022, 10:29 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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You can use a sheet of cement tile backer board. Doesn't look all that great but it is about as cheap as you can get to do the job.

Maybe later when the budget eases up, you can put tile on the backer board.
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Old 12-01-2022, 12:06 PM
 
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Bluestone, it is durable, looks good and can be cut to your needs.
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