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The flagship line of AJ floor protectors

Pedestals are a very popular option for AJ floor protectors.  Not only are they attractive but they serve the practical purpose of raising your stove for easier loading and cleaning.  AJ pedestals are the strongest in the industry; designed expressly to support the considerable weight of a stove.  The Signature Series is made with all the quality features and options of our Hearth Originals plus all the benefits of an attached pedestal.

Thermal Hearth Board Corner Bottom

Bottom view of a corner hearth Thermal Pedestal

The AJ Difference
Every AJ pedestal is permanently attached to the hearth.  We found that add-on pedestal “kits” were just not strong enough to support the weight of many stove models.  Our pedestals are reinforced and braced to handle the weight of a stove without sagging or warping.

All AJ pedestals are custom made.  3½” and 6” heights are standard but they can be ordered in heights from 1½” to 6” high in ½” increments (taller by quote).  Signature Series hearths come to you completely assembled and ready to install, saving you time and installation cost.


Choose from any of the Hearth Originals tile colors or Vermont gray slate with Metal or Aluminum Edging.  Our wood pedestals are carefully stained to match the Wood Trim perfectly.  Metal Edge hearth pedestals are finished in Tricorn Black unless a wood stain is specified.

AJ Stain Color Selection  (Click to enlarge)AJ Stain Samples

AJ Signature Series are tested and approved to by OMNI Labs.  They are available as or protection.

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

Please Note:  Actual tile, stone, and stain 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.

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