When it comes to choosing a hearth plate for standalone stoves, concrete is often the first choice and not without reason. Concrete is a composite material that is versatile enough to have a wide range of applications in construction. Add to that the several unique features and you have a material that is just perfect for the hearth plate of your fireplace.
Concrete can be moulded in various shapes and sizes to fit the dimensions of your fireplace perfectly. Concrete hearth plates are easy to make, unlike natural stone stove pads that need cutting, shaping and polishing. Concrete hearths not only complement your standalone stoves perfectly but are astonishingly affordable.
Furthermore, concrete hearths add a touch of raw strength and beauty to your room and look extremely trendy when paired with the right decor.
With concrete, your options are limitless for creating the hearth plate of your dream for your standalone stove.
Unparalleled Longevity, Strength and Durability
Concrete is one of the strongest and most durable materials available for various purposes including hearth plates. Few other materials last as long as concrete hearths do. Along with low moulding cost, concrete hearths are a great long-term investment.
You can enjoy them for generations as the material is extremely durable, can withstand extreme heat without cracking. In fact, concrete becomes stronger over the years!
So with concrete hearths, not only is your initial investment is low but it requires almost no repair or replacement even after decades of use.
Concrete can not only absorb high heat but it is non-combustible too. This means objects adjacent to your fireplace will never be affected due to transmission of heat or from flying sparks.
Moreover, concrete can withstand high vibrations without falling apart. In case of any natural calamity, you can be sure to a certain degree that your concrete hearth will stay intact.
Being an inert composite material, concrete once set, has zero emissions. With concrete hearths in your rooms, you will never be exposed to any toxic vapours or emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Easy to Maintain
Concrete is a material that does not rot, rust or burn. It is resistant to moisture and does not encourage the growth of bacteria or mould. Maintaining a concrete hearth is therefore very easy and just perfect for busy families.
Another huge benefit of concrete hearths is quick and fuss-free installation. Depending on your special need and the space available, we can easily mould your dream hearth plate in no time at all. Whether your stove occupies the pride of place right in the centre of the wall or a tidy corner, we have the right design for you ranging from semicircular to square or even teardrop.
With our fast delivery, you don’t have to wait long for your concrete hearth to arrive. And once it does, all you need to do is unpack your bespoke concrete hearth and place it beneath the stove. It’s that simple!