We have a super range of natural stone suitable for use as hearthstones to provide that all important finishing touch to your fireplace, or to provide an eye-catching base for your wood burning stove. Our range includes our ever popular slate, as well as basalt and limestone for those looking for something lighter in colour.
The stone is available in large flagstone size and in thicknesses between 20 & 30mm, and in some cases up to 50mm.
Please find to follow examples of our most popular hearthstones;
Sea Green Slate
A fine quality calibrated grey/green slate with a naturally cleft surface and sawn edges.
Ocean Grey Basalt
Silvery-grey, crystalline basalt with a textured surface.
Bastille Aged Limestone
A predominant mix of sandy golds, sage green and greys on a brushed surface with worn edges.
Black Bastille Aged Limestone
Fantastic aged flagstone – beautiful in black, with a worn surface that feels as if it has been walked on for generations.
Bespoke Custom made Slate Hearthstones - cut to size and finished to order
Our River Black Slate can be cut to specific sizes, using a template if required (max length 2000mm, max width 1500mm, thickness 23/25mm or 40mm). Our Sea Green slate is available only as a 25mm option, please enquire. A choice of edge and surface finish is available. Details and price on application - 25mm custom hearths are in the region of £400+VAT, 40mm custom hearths are in the region of £500+VAT - dependant on size and complexity.
Our external flagstones and many of our internal stone tiles can also be used as hearthstones or to tile hearths - please enquire. A handling charge of £40.00 applies in this instance.
Prices exclude VAT & delivery.
Important points to note:
1. We recommend that you seal your hearthstone to protect them from staining. For a matt finish on the slate or for Basalt and Limestone hearths we recommend Lithofin Stain Stop, available in 250ml tins. For a satin sheen finish on the slate, nothing beats good old-fashioned Slate Oil. You can make this up yourself using 30% Boiled Linseed Oil and 70% Genuine Turpentine (or white spirit), available from most DIY stores. Our Osmo Polyx-Oil makes an excellent alternative to slate oil.
2. If we request that you supply a template, then the template should be produced using a non-flexible material, such as hard-board or plywood. A stiff cardboard would also be acceptable but please do not fold.