The Modern Choice: Glass Hearths
In the ever-evolving world of home interiors, the functionality and elegance of design features often intertwine. One such example is the glass hearth, a contemporary alternative to more obtrusive traditional hearths that merges both safety and visual appeal into one sophisticated element.
Glass hearths are not just a piece of minimal décor, but also a practical necessity – especially suitable for homes with wood-burning stoves that produce less than 100°C heat. With a thickness of 12mm, these toughened glass hearths are manufactured to ensure compliance with UK safety regulations.
So, if you’re searching for a non-combustible solution that can protect floors from heat and catch any deposits from a stove or fireplace, without encroaching on your space too much or obscuring the floor finish below, then a glass hearth pad could be the ideal choice for your contemporary interior.
Why choose a glass hearth over traditional materials?
There are many features of glass hearth plates that make them preferable to classic hearths made of traditional materials like slate, granite, and tiles:
- Heat Resistant:As an inherently heat-resistant material, glass hearths make an ideal shield for combustible flooring, offering protection against the heat of a stove or fireplace up to 100°C.
- Protective Layer:Beyond radiating heat, stoves and fireplaces can also shed deposits. A glass hearth will act as a non-flammable barrier, ensuring these remnants don’t tarnish your floor.
- Aesthetic Appeal:Complementing any flooring type, be it marble, tile, or wood, a glass hearth’s transparency ensures that while your floor remains protected, its beauty is never concealed.
- Elegance:Adding a sleek glass hearth introduces an element of sophistication to any room. The play of light from the flames reflecting in the glass can also elevate the ambience of the space.
When you want to safeguard your flooring from heat damage and reduce the risk of fires from stray embers, a tempered glass hearth can achieve this with minimal fuss.
Why order glass hearths online from EGW?
Incorporating a glass hearth into your space isn’t just about adhering to safety requirements for log-burners and fireplaces. It's about making a design statement, blending traditional warmth with contemporary aesthetics – so why not enhance your living space with the luxury of a toughened glass hearth from EGW?
Whether you need a glass hearth to go against a wall or slide into the corner, or you have a free-standing stove, we have a solution for you. Our angled, quadrant, and teardrop glass hearths can fit perfectly into corners. Meanwhile, our square, rectangular, and circular hearth floor plates – including truncated circles and semi-circles – can fit anywhere you need them to go.
When choosing the best shape for your chosen location, an important glass hearth installation tip you should keep in mind is that it’s essential for the surface underneath to be absolutely level and devoid of any debris to ensure the safety and longevity of the hearth and its surroundings.
Our products use only the highest quality 12mm thick toughened glass, ensuring durability and a premium finish with polished edges. Several standard sizes are available, but if you need glass cut to custom measurements, please contact us to see what we can do to fulfil your bespoke order.
Another benefit you’ll discover when placing your order with EGW is that FREE delivery is available within the UK mainland for all of our glass hearths!