Can I use glass as a hearth?

Can I use glass as a hearth?

We get asked about Glass hearths regularly as a way of seeing the floor underneath. The only issue is glass conducts heat! So it takes 23 minutes for a burning log to get the floor underneath to above 90 degrees above ambient when on a 9mm piece of glass assuming it doesn’t crack under the temperature first.

What can be used as a hearth for a wood burning stove?

The most common and best hearth material for a wood burning stove is stone, especially slate and granite. However, you will also find hearths made from glass and steel. These can withstand high temperatures without cracking or posing a fire hazard.

How thick should fireplace glass be?

What is the exact thickness of the fireplace glass? Glass thicknesses are shown as a Nominal Thickness, meaning “in name only”, used solely for identification. These are commonly listed as 1/8″, 5/32″, 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″ for fireplace glass applications.

Do you need a hearth with a log burner?

Hearth regulations: general A hearth is designed to protect a building and occupants from the solid fuel appliance. Basically we do not wish to set the floor surface on fire, either by heat from the wood burning stove or from fuel falling out when you open a door.

Can glass be used for fireplace hearth?

Need glass for your Fireplace? Fireplace glass is usually just regular heat tempered glass. Tempered glass is used in many types of fireplace doors. This type of glass is used in fireplace doors and is typically heat resistant to about 400 Degrees F.

How far should a fireplace hearth stick out?

So how far should a fireplace hearth come out? InterNACHI recommends that for fireplaces that have an opening of 6 square feet (0.56 square meters) or smaller, a hearth should extend at least 16 inches (406mm) out into the room from the opening, and by at least 8 inches (203mm) away from the sides.

How much hearth do you need in front of a log burner?

At least 150mm (6”) of hearth either side of the stove. At least 300mm (12”) of hearth in front of the stove.

How far should a hearth stick out?

Are glass hearths good for wood burning stoves?

Glass Hearths are ideal for wood burning stoves. We bring to you a wide range of high quality glass hearths made to the highest standards. Whether you are looking for a standard, circular, inset or a hearth with clipped corners, we have them all.

How thick should a glass hearth be?

Glass Hearths are Stylish and Classy If you have a wood burning stove that produces less than 100°C heat, a 12mm thick glass hearth will help you meet regulations. Glass is heat resistant, which makes it the material of choice for combustible flooring covers.

Do you need a RAL colour code for a glass hearth?

In order to process this we will need your RAL colour code and you can either speak to one of our helpful team or fill in this form! All these glass hearths are ideal for wood burning, multifuel, gas and electric stoves.

Why choose Wharfe valley hearths for Your Glass hearth?

The demand for contemporary and modern glass hearths from Wharfe Valley Hearths has risen considerably. We make available premium glass hearths in black, smoked (tinted) and clear options. We use high quality glass in the manufacturing process making our products simply unmatched.