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 AJ Metal Edge Banded floor protectors are among the strongest and most durable available anywhere.  The 1¼” steel angle iron edging provides rigid support and impact protection around the entire perimeter of the hearth.  AJ Metal Edge Banded floor protectors are the best choice to use under large or extremely heavy stove models.

AJ Hearth Originals is our premium line of floor protectors. We work closely with our tile suppliers to obtain premium quality ceramic  tiles that reflect designer trends and complement hearth appliances. Choose from 14 beautiful tile colors and combinations.

AJ Hearth Originals are tested and approved to by OMNI Labs. They are available as or protection as defined in .

Size Chart (Click chart to enlarge)AJ Hearth Originals Dimensions

Please Note:  Actual tile and stone colors may vary significantly from the digitized picture samples shown.  We recommend that you visit your local AJ dealer to view material samples.

 

In 2009, UL adopted UL 1618-2009 as the standard for Wall Protectors, Floor Protectors and Hearth Extensions. AJ, and other manufacturers of hearth protectors, worked closely with UL to develop this standard. The result is a system that simplifies matching the appropriate floor protection to the hearth appliance. Floor protectors are divided into two basic categories – Type 1 Ember Protection and Type 2 Thermal protection.

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Many modern hearth appliances do not require thermal protection (heat resistance) on the floor. These products may specify a non-combustible material or ember protection. A Type 1 floor protector provides protection from accidental ash or ember spillage. A Type 1 protector has a thermal resistance of R = 0.

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If any amount of thermal resistance is required by your appliance, then Type 2 Thermal Protection is necessary. The appliance may express the requirement as a “k” factor, an “R” value, or an equivalency in thicknesses of millboard. AJ Type 2 floor protectors have a minimum R value of R = 1.1. R values up to R = 10 are available. Check with your hearth retailer to ensure you choose a floor protector that meets or exceeds the appliance specifications.

Learn more about AJ's commitment to safety

In 2009, UL adopted UL 1618-2009 as the standard for Wall Protectors, Floor Protectors and Hearth Extensions. AJ, and other manufacturers of hearth protectors, worked closely with UL to develop this standard. The result is a system that simplifies matching the appropriate floor protection to the hearth appliance. Floor protectors are divided into two basic categories – Type 1 Ember Protection and Type 2 Thermal protection.

Learn more about AJ's commitment to safety