Vlaze vitreous enamel hearth plates have been specifically designed to meet Building Regulations Document J decorative hearth requirements and can be specified for use with any stove which is suitable for a 12mm hearth, thus avoiding the need to place your stove on a traditional 125mm deep constructional hearth. In addition, where you have an existing constructional hearth the Vlaze hearth plate can also be placed on top of it to create a perfect easy clean platform for your new stove, even if the stove is not recommended for use with a 12mm hearth. This makes it a much easier solution than tiling or other hard to handle stone and slate solutions. If you use the bespoke option you can also specify it to match the exact size of the constructional hearth you want to conceal. Remember that building regulations and the stove manufacturer's safe distances to combustible materials must always be applied, especially at the sides.
Vlaze 12mm deep hearth plates are backed with fire rated insulating board to make them safer and capable of coping with the weight of the stove whilst still being light enough to easily handle (unlike slate). With their soft edges they make an excellent practical alternative to glass, steel, stone or tile and are wipe clean and very low maintenance. When combined with Vlaze heat resistant wall mounted panels or inset surrounds they can make a striking 'one-piece' focal point in your living space very easy to achieve.
There are five standard sizes to choose from which will work with most stoves plus a choice of black, white and six colours in either smooth, crackle or embossed finishes as well as a further eight colour mixture designs. As with all Vlaze vitreous enamel panels, this is just the starting point since Vlaze can offer you a complete made-to-measure service including your choice of bespoke colours in their three standard surface finishes.