Can slate be used around a fireplace?

Due to the material’s thermal stability and chemical inertness, slate has been used for centuries for many kinds of heat-related things. Slate is an excellent choice for a fireplace, since in its natural form it is not only fire resistant but extremely energy efficient as well.

How do you clean a GREY slate hearth?

Sweep hearth with a soft brush to remove any dust or debris. Fill a mop bucket with hot water and a few drops of a very mild washing up liquid. Wipe down hearth with a non-abrasive cloth. Do not be afraid to scrub hard, this is fine so long as the cloth is non-abrasive.

What is slate fireplace?

A piece of slate. The benefits of installing a slate hearth are its versatility in both color and appearance, its natural resistance to fire, and the ease with which it can be cleaned. A slate hearth is a type of fireplace surround made of a specific kind of stone.

How thick should a slate hearth be?

In all cases 30mm, or more, thick material is best, but 20mm may be used on very small slate Victorian fires.

How thick is a slate hearth?

Thickness: Black slate hearths are typically 1 1/8 inches thick in natural cleft and 1 inch thick when honed; it can be milled as thin as 1/2 inch, please discuss the thickness with Mike when ordering to ensure that the slate will perform best in your circumstances.

Will slate hearth crack?

Any gaps or flex to the subfloor will cause a large piece of slate to be vulnerable to cracking.

How do you maintain a slate hearth?


  1. Wipe down the slate with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris before polishing.
  2. Squirt a few drops of teak oil, WD40 or olive oil onto a clean, dry cloth.
  3. Apply the oil to the slate hearth with small circular motions.
  4. Use another clean, dry cloth to once more buff in an extra shine to the hearth.

Can a slate hearth be in one piece?

Available in Solid Pieces Boxed & Lipped. Please note: Use the image supplied to add the dimensions, Please notify the sides you want the edge finishing.

What do you put on slate hearth?

What type of stone is used for a hearth?

Limestone. Limestone is stunningly beautiful and astonishingly affordable. It is a highly fire-resistant stone that can absorb heat without cracking.

  • Granite. Granite is also a good choice when you want a premium hearth with all its practical benefits.
  • Sandstone. Sandstone is a non-combustible natural stone that is a top choice for hearths.
  • Is slate or granite best for your fireplace?

    Slate is the traditional building material for fireplaces, but the different properties of granite may be better suited to your own needs. Here we provide an overview of each to help you decide which is best for you.

    What is a slate fireplace?

    Slate fireplaces are the new trends in the living room as the smoky slate tiles give dandifying appearance. Fireplace is an open recess or a hearth for holding a fire at the base of a chimney.

    What is a slate hearth?

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