Slate hearths for wood burners

Why should you use slate hearths for wood burners?

People often come to us looking for a slate hearth for their wood burner as they feel the colour will complement their room décor and suit their overall style.  This is, of course, an excellent reason to choose a slate hearth, but there are also many additional advantages of choosing slate hearths for wood burners.  Choosing the right material for your hearth is crucial for both safety and style and slate stands out as an exceptional option for serval compelling reasons:

Superior heat resistance

Slate is a naturally heat-resistant material, making it perfect for areas exposed to high temperatures.  It can handle the heat from a wood burner without cracking, ensuring long-lasting protection.

Slate Hearth Durability

Slate is incredibly durable and can withstand the wear and tear of daily use.  Unlike other materials, it won’t crack or degrade, providing you with a long-lasting hearth solution.  With a low porosity, spills are not absorbed into the material meaning they are quickly and easily cleaned up and your hearth will stay looking as good as new!

Easy maintenance

Slate requires minimal maintenance.  It’s easy to clean and doesn’t demand extensive upkeep, making it a practical choice for busy households.

Thermal mass benefits

Slate acts as a thermal mass, absorbing heat from your wood burner and slowly releasing it over time.  This helps maintain a more consistent and comfortable room temperature, improving energy efficiency.

Enhanced hearth safety

Installing a slate hearth beneath your wood burner protects your floor from heat damage and stray embers, significantly reducing the risk of fire hazards. This makes it a smart choice for maintaining a safe home environment.

Aesthetic appeal

And of course, with its natural, elegant appearance, slate adds a touch of rustic charm to your living space.  It complements various interior styles, enhancing the overall look of your hearth area.

So to conclude, using slate hearths for wood burners effortlessly blends safety and functionality with style and endurance.  If you want to find out about upgrading your hearth, browse our range of standard hearths and cut to size slate hearths on our website.  Alternatively, contact us at Manthorpe Slate where we will be more than happy to help guide you, helping you select the perfect hearth for your home.

Italian riven slate hearth for wood burner and limestone fire surround in a customer's home with the wood burner lit.