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Hearthstone™ woodstoves have long been known for their beauty and efficiency. Because they are designed as serious heaters, many models require thermal protection on the floor.  Our AJ Hearthstone Collection pedestals are specially designed to support the weight of a soapstone stove.  AJ has teamed up with Hearthstone™ to make selecting the proper floor protection easy.

Simply tell us the Hearthstone™ model you are installing and select one of our Hearth Originals or Rustica Collection colors.  Metal Edge Banding is standard for strength and durability, and a reinforced pedestal is used on all but the HH-1 floor protectors (see chart below). Solid Ash Wood Trim is now available on Hearthstone Collection™ floor protectors that have a pedestal attached to provide structural reinforcing to the floor protector. Open the Signature Series page to see the available stain colors.

Please Note: Metal Edge Banded floor protectors come with a Tricorn Black pedestal unless otherwise specified.

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AJ Hearthstone Basics minimum size floor protectors meet floor protection size and thermal requirements but may not cover all exposed flooring to the walls.  Floor protectors for Hearthstone™ stoves equipped with side-load doors, that are sized to allow side-load models to be centered on the hearth, meet all clearance requirements and are labeled accordingly in the chart above.  New for 2012 is an optional corner filler for our Universal Corner design that provides floor protection under rear or side vented connector pipes.

AJ floor protectors for Hearthstone™ are tested and approved to by OMNI Labs as protection.

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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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.

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