Hearth pads are sections of fireproof material that can be used underneath wood, pellet, and gas stoves to protect floors from sparks and embers and on the back walls behind heating appliances to protect the walls from intense heat. Stove boards also lower the amount of clearances to combustible materials required between the stove pipe and the wall for installation. We carry a large selection of stove boards in our fireplace accessories collection in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles that are guaranteed to add both protection and beauty to the home and hearth.
Hearth Pads - What is a Hearth Pad / Hearth Board?
Hearth pads (aka Stove Boards) are continuous sections of fireproof material that can be used underneath wood, pellet, and gas stoves to protect floors from sparks and embers and to protect the floors from intense heat. Hearth pads or hearth boards also lower the clearance required between the stove and the walls and floor. There are hearth pads suited to comer installations, installations where the wood stove is placed in the center of the room, or near a flat wall. We carry a large selection of stove boards in our fireplace accessories collection in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles that are guaranteed to add both protection and beauty to the home and hearth.
Wood stove / Pellet Stove / Standalone Fireplace Floor Protection Hearth Pads
Wood stove hearth pads are constructed from a number of fire-resistant materials such as: concrete, tile, slate, glass, limestone, or resin. Hearth Pads come in many decorative styles, They are classified in one of two types. Type 1 stove boards are considered "Fire Resistant" and protect against damage from flying sparks or embers. Type 2 stove boards (i.e. Hearth Pads) add "Heat Resistance" and are used as thermal protection for walls and floors around and beneath a wood stove. Type 2 stove boards tested to meet UL1618 safety standards for wall protection.
How to install hearth pad? - Pre-manufactured kit or Custom
Hearth pads are solid and rigid. Be careful during installation not to drop or bend the hearth pad as it may crack or chip. Do not cut or drill into the hearth pad as it will corrupt the integrity of the board. To install, set the hearth pad on the floor (or on an optional riser) and install the wood stove on top of it. Make sure to adhere to the clearances between the stove and walls or the floor specified by safety standards and the stove manufacturer's recommendations. Again, do not attach the hearth pad to the floor or the wood stove to the hearth pad. The weight of the wood stove will keep the hearth pad in place. The specifications for clearances are listed on the tag on the back of the stove and/or in the stove's installation instructions.
How thick does a hearth pad need to be? - Tile, Steel, Slate, Glass
Options for stove board construction include materials such as concrete, tile, slate, glass, limestone, steel or resin. Each material has a different level of thermal resistance or R-value. The higher the R-value, the more resistant a stove board is to heat transference. The thickness required is determined by the rating of the wood stove based on its heat output. Make sure that the R-value and thickness of your stove board meets all applicable safety standards and the stove manufacturer's recommendations for your specific application. The different materials allow you to customize the look of your stove, but the overriding concern is to find something flame and heat resistant.
Hearth Pads for Sale / Where to Buy Hearth Pads?
Northline Express is partnered with the top US manufacturers (WoodEze, HY-C, American Panel, and more) to offer a large selection of hearth pads to meet your needs whether you are looking for a standard, double cut, or single cut hearth pad or stove board, or need a wall board spacer kit or hearth pad riser.
If you have questions, our friendly expert customer service professionals are ready to provide the answers you need via phone or email, Take a moment to browse our outstanding selection of hearth pads and stove boards beautifully crafted in the USA by the top manufacturers at incredible values. Northline Express can provide everything you need to safely install and customize your wood stove including expert advice and recommendations.