Our fireplace accessories collection includes a large selection of hearth rugs that not only offer effective protection against sparks and embers, but also add a distinguished and refined look to the fireplace and hearth. Our fireplace hearth rugs are constructed with fire-resistant materials that meet and exceed the U.S. product safety standards for flammability and they're available in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles to coordinate with your existing home and hearth décor.
What is meant by hearth rug?
A hearth rug is a decorative rug made of fire resistant, fire retardant, or fire proof materials and that sits on the floor in front of your hearth to protect the flooring material against fire damage from sparks and embers that tumble or pop out of the firebox.
Styles and sizes of Fireplace and Wood Stove Hearth Rugs - Rectangular, Half round, Large, Half circle
Hearth rugs come in many shapes and sizes. The most traditional shape for a fireplace hearth rug is a half circle or half round. Half round hearth rugs visually mirror the firebox extending out onto the hearth. Rectangular rugs come in sizes ranging from small to large, with large providing the greatest coverage for your flooring in front of the hearth.
What are hearth rugs made of? - Wool, Fiberglass, Synthetic Fibers
Wool fiber rugs are good looking long lasting and serve the purpose of a hearth rug very well. Wool fibers will not support a flame. Any embers or sparks that land on a wool fiber rug will just smolder and go out! Wool rugs are also long lasting since any marks from embers or sparks can be brushed out and cleaned away to maintain the rug's good looks.
Fiberglass rugs normally have a thick non-staining vinyl pad on the bottom to keep it flat and have fiberglass fibers on the top that will not burn, providing near fireproof performance. Fiberglass rugs offer the best performance available since hot materials landing on them will simply go out. Fiberglass rugs also have no need to be treated with chemicals to provide this level of protection.
Other popular choices for hearth rug construction are synthetic fiber such as nylon, olefin, and polyester. These materials provide good protection at a more economical price that wool or fiberglass. Synthetic fiber rugs will char and or melt when they come in contact with burning or super heated materials that come out of the fireplace, but will not burn. The downside here is that the charred or melted spots can not always be removed and they may have to be replaced more often, with the upside being good performance and a more economical price point.
Are Hearth Rugs Fire resistant / Fire retardant / Fireproof?
A hearth rug is considered fire retardant if the rug, or the fibers it comprised of, have had a fire retardant treatment. They will be labeled with the letter "T". Fire-retardance also refers to the rug's ability to keep a fire from spreading.
The terms fireproof and fire resistant can be used interchangeably as the their definitions are near identical and both refer to fibers that are almost non-flammable such as wool and fiberglass. In reality, all materials have a temperature at which they will catch fire, but fireproof and fire resistant rugs will only fail under an extremely high temperature, well above that of a normal fireplace.
Why Northline Express?
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