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What is a fireplace hearth extension?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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In respect to this, how far should a fireplace hearth extend?
Likewise, what can I use for a fireplace hearth? Marble is softer than granite but still prized as a hearth material because it is durable and heat resistant. It is formed from limestone and tends to chip fairly easily, but because of its excellent heat resistance, it can be used with gas, electric and wood fires.
Besides, how do you extend a fireplace hearth?
Also, the hearth extension must extend at least 16″ from the front of the fireplace and 8″ on the sides for smaller fireplaces. When the opening of the fireplace is at least 6 square feet, the hearth extension needs to extend at least 20″ from the front of the fireplace, and 12″ on the sides.
Do I need a hearth for my fireplace?
Most modern gas only fireplaces with fixed glass do not require a hearth extension. The manufacturers usually require a 36" clear space in front (no furniture, etc.). Now if this was a wood burning fireplace that had a gas insert, the hearth extension would still be required. Once wood burning, always wood burning.