Granite is a very common material to use for Fireplaces. A granite hearth is attractive and harder wearing than a marble hearth. Granite Hearths are also more thermostable, as the feldspar within the granite enables it to resist high relative temperature. Granite Hearths can be made to measure. It is possible to have a granite hearth made to accommodate the cut out in your carpet or laminate flooring, hence enabling you to replace your fire surround without having to replace your flooring. To order a bespoke made to measure granite hearth all you need is the bottom length and width you require. If you are covering an existing cut out, it is important to measure the bottom of the hearth rather than to top section, as the top section usually overhangs the bottom area.

Useful tips:

  1. 1) Most granite hearths can be transported in a standard car, and it is frequently worth collecting rather than having goods delivered, as this will save money
  2. 2) If you are using the hearth for solid fuel (burning logs or coal) then the hearth needs to be cut into sections and rejoined. You will need to order a special hearth in this case.
  3. 3) On average the lead time for a made to measure hearth can be in excess of two weeks, so it is important to plan in advance to avoid disappointment.