Best thermal floor protection for your wood, pellet, or gas stove. Certified to the UL1618 standard. Provides protection equal to 4 layers of brick or 9" of cement. Made in USA by American Panel. If your stove needs a floor protector with R value greater than 1.61 then you can purchase a ThermaShield Pedestal or Low Profile base for R value up to 10!
The stove you will be putting on it determines the size of the pad. Generally speaking, wood stoves require pads 48” and larger to protect from falling embers. Pellet, gas, electric, corn, oil and propane stoves can be installed on smaller pads. Consult your stove dealer or stove manual for your stove’s specific requirements.
Just as when determining the right size of pad, the stove you will be putting on it determines the type of protection you need. Consult your stove dealer or stove manual for your stove’s specific requirements.
Tiled pads are 1¼” thick. Stone and Brick pads are 1½” thick.
The answer is YES. Our pads have a solid bottom that will support a stove up to 450 lbs. when installed on carpet. Stove weight is not an issue if you are installing on a level, flat floor.
On carpet, if your stove weighs more than 450 lbs, its weight pushes the hearth pad down directly under its footprint. The carpet will compress and may cause the pad to bow. Unfortunately, tile and grout aren’t flexible materials and that pressure could cause cracks in the grout or tile. A simple solution is our Low Profile Base which can be placed beneath the hearth pad. The Low-Profile Base compresses the carpet evenly and provides a flat surface on which to place the pad. Another option is to cut a piece of 3/4” particleboard slightly smaller than your hearth pad to do the same job. The particle board should be cut so that it supports the metal frame of the pad on all sizes.