Before installation of a wood stove hearth pad, here is why it is critical to properly size and lay down a hearth pad. This protects from embers and fire. Even with an enclosed fire cabinet, hot glowing embers will pop out of the stove when new wood is added or adjusted. For all of our wood burning stoves Clear Chimney installs, we provide these hearth pads as part of our service.
These embers will ignite carpet or wooded floors if not caught in time. Your family’s safety depends on keeping these embers off of combustible surfaces. Let’s explore the various wood stove hearth pad installations available.
Your chosen wood stove and chimney service company provides options for different types of pads. The code requires at least 18″ from every side of the opening be protected. If you are installing a wood stove on a wood floor, the pad will protect the floor. For carpeting, we suggest going farther out, just in case a wild ember pops. It is worth the extra money to protect a room of carpet. You have a significant investment in your wood stove. Don’t go cheap here.
What configurations are available in hearth pads?
Hearth pads come in many different sizes and shapes. The standard shape is square. Remember, one and 1/2 feet from the opening is required. The other sizes often have an edge cut off for looks. Corner units are often used as the stove is out of the way. The material is stone or slate or a concrete material. The outer rim is wood or metal. The bottom has a soft pad for protection. Therefore, before you order with us, consider the design aspect, too.
Flagstone and slate are the common materials used on hearth pads. The top is either a flat shine or a shine buffed to stand out more. The highest cost are Venetian inlay black patina hearth pads. These are beautiful and are the top of the cost of hearth pads.
What do wood stove hearth pads cost?
The cost depends on the size, shape and materials of the hearth pads. We provide many different looks for your wood stove. The bottom end of a pad installed starts around $500. Most of the pads we install are around $1800 out the door complete. We do install a few that run $2500 on the high end. With so many options, we will help you blend cost with functionality.