Advice on hearth rugs

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Post By: Shikellamy » Sun. Dec. 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Howdy all, I have a floating floor and was told to cut some floor away from the front of a new stove. I would prefer not cutting it in favor of a nice thick hearth rug. I went to LL Bean and they look nice, but made in China. First, is not removing more floor safe to do (concrete floor); and second, who makes the best hearth rug? I hope to get a couple of options. Looks like wool is the way to go, but I don't know where to look...the web has dozens of sites selling them. Thanks all!

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Post By: Ctyankee » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 6:17 pm

I got a fiberglass hearth rug for in front of my stove that is 2ft by 4ft. On in top of that i put a piece of 1/2 in slate which is smaller than the rug and that is up against the front of the stove. Figured the slate give a lot more protection and also is easier to clean after removing the ash.

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Post By: Clousseau » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 7:51 pm

Hearth rug should have a UL listing. In MA that is a requirement.

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Post By: warminmn » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Pictures of your floor and setup would really help Shik.

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Post By: Shikellamy » Fri. Dec. 22, 2017 5:05 pm

Thanks all, I'll take a photo next time I am there. I like everyone's comments but still concerned about the heat and floating floor. Hopefully not a problem.

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Post By: Clousseau » Fri. Dec. 22, 2017 8:24 pm

Could construct a removable wood framed hearth with a 1" air space between finished floor & top of removable hearth that you could then place your hearth rug on.

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