The hearth may be the least glamorous component of your fireplace or stove but it is essential and functional, assuring that you comply with building regulations and the appliance manufacturers′ requirements. Once we accept that it is an essential part of your fireplace we need to ensure that your hearth compliments your fireplace or stove and at the same time is robust enough to cope with whatever your fire throws at you.
With these objectives in mind Cast Tec provide a choice of two materials for your hearth:
Black Granite is a good choice for a hearth because it is very sturdy and quite difficult to mark or chip. It is also an ideal colour because it tends to suit most décors and compliments cast-iron fireplaces and stoves. Black Granite is available in a highly polished finish or a honed (matt) finish.
Hearths used for real fires often need to be cut into sections and re-joined to allow for expansion.
Granite hearths tend to sit on a small plinth with an overall height of 50mm (2″) and can be manufactured any size to suit the requirement of your fireplace or maybe a carpet cut-out. If you are purchasing a Cast Tec mantelpiece the default hearth size for that mantel will be displayed on the relevant brochure page.
|Polished Black Granite||Honed Black Granite|
Cast Tec manufacture a quality porcelain tiled hearth which is not only heat resistant but surprisingly scratch resistant (surface scratches can usually be wiped clean). These tiled hearths are available in two different colours, Ciara Slate, which is dark grey to matt black, and Sienna Earth which is a light brown colour.
Our tiled hearths are usually supplied in one piece (slabbed 65mm high and reinforced for use with a real fire). Your hearth can manufactured any size (an individual tile is 146mm square). If you are purchasing a Cast Tec mantelpiece the default hearth size for that mantel will be displayed on the relevant brochure page. Tiles can be purchased individually to lay on site or to keep as spares from www.firespares.direct.
|Ciara Slate||Sienna Earth|
Granite or Porcelain Tiled hearths can also be supplied with a matching back panel in a bespoke size.