Hearth Pads | Floor Protection for Stoves | Hearth Pad Installation
We install Hearth Pads to customers in the Greater Milwaukee area including towns like West Bend, Burlington, Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Caledonia, Oak Creek, and Greendale.
Hearth pads are code required floor protection for installation of wood stoves, pellet stoves, and all other appliances which throw enough heat downward that combustible materials could ignite.
At Burlington Fireplace in Southeast Wisconsin we recommend professional installation of heating appliances to ensure their safe operation and usage. This includes being careful to check manufacturer specifications regarding the minimum R-value (resistance to heat flow) and the minimum size of a hearth pad required for each particular heating unit. Some stoves, such as gas units, don’t project much heat toward the floor; their only specifications are usually that the hearth pad must simply be a non-combustible material, meaning glass, steel, and certain types of tile could be used.
If you are installing a wood stove over carpeting, we recommend that you also get a low-profile base so that the carpeting is evenly compressed and the pad doesn’t bow.
These fireproof accessories are often used as hearth extenders and as wall protection behind units placed closer than 3 feet in proximity to combustible walls. They are also ideal for use under gas, kerosene, and electric heaters.
There are many different styles, sizes, and R-values of hearth pads, though the size doesn’t usually exceed 60 inches. One of the best reasons to contact our chimney professionals is so that you can get straight to the business of choosing the style which best enhances your home décor from among those which are suitable for installation of your appliance.
Many types of hearth pads are available which can add beauty, elegance, and sophistication to your home. Your many material choices include brick, fireproof ceramic, stone, porcelain, slate, and a combination of materials. Mosaic patterns are available to suit a wide range of tastes in interior style.
Besides selections in standards sizes and styles, we accept orders for customized hearth pads.
Contact us today for help finding the right hearth pad to meet your needs. Whether you want the protective flooring to blend in or stand out, we have a wide selection of attractive styles for you to choose from.