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Slate hearth vs tiles in 1950s house

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kernowgal Tue 26-Jul-16 21:26:33

Evening all.

I've had a couple of quotes to fit a woodburner in my living room and I need to get a hearth fitted. I don't know whether to go for a slate hearth or perhaps for tiles - the floor underneath is concrete so no issues with combustibles below.

Any ideas? I don't know what would suit the room best. Unfortunately cost is also an issue.

SwedishEdith Tue 26-Jul-16 21:41:00

Quarry tiles look good - the dark ones. Cheaper than slate, I assume.

JT05 Wed 27-Jul-16 08:19:07

You can buy floor tiles that look like slate, but are much cheaper. We are about to have a replacement wood burner installed. The old one was badly installed by the previous owner. There was no hearth! Our installer is providing a 'slate' hearth, which I suspect is composition of slate. He warned about getting riven, slate or tiles. The stove has to stand level, so a bumpy surface can be difficult for installation.

kernowgal Thu 28-Jul-16 20:39:26

No hearth - eek! I've decided to go with a slate hearth as pricewise (including installation) it wasn't much more expensive than getting a tiler in to do a proper job, including materials.

I love quarry tiles but they wouldn't look quite right in the room.

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