6×2 Inch Glazed Oblong Tiled Hearth
The normal way a 6×2 inch tiled hearth is layed out is with a “cross-bonded” design, with the round edge formed on the vertical edge tile to the hearth. Using these tiles, it is also possible to have a hearth made in a “Herring Bone” pattern, or many other variations. Hearths in the cross bonded pattern were common in the late Victorian and early Edwardian eras.
We have provided a number of commonly sizes for quick online purchasing, however you can order any size with us via email or over the phone, so please get in touch if they are not suitable for you.
Kick Back (Tongue)
A kick back (also known as a tongue) is included for where the fireplace opening is recessed behind the front of the chimney breast. The tiling of the kick does not extend right to the back of the fire – only so far that the back edge of the tiles is hidden from view in normal operation of the fire. Smaller sized hearths will generally come with a 26″ x 6″ sized tongue, while larger ones will measure at 30″ x 6″.
– Add a Kerb to the hearth in your chosen style – Victorian, Edwardian, or C20 Round Edge (4″)
The options below are only available when ordering with us over e-mail or phone.
– Add multiple colours to the hearth, such as a border with a contrasting colour to the decoration.
– Include a ‘pad’ in a second colour to stand a stove on, or to compliment a fireplace opening. The area just in front of a fireplace opening is always subject to wear and tear from the fret and ashpan so a harder glaze such as our Basalt Black is ideal for a pad.
– Incorporate a metal heatplate, usually in polished stainless steel but also available in brass, to act as a pad.
– Add the Easy Clean option which slopes up the front of the hearth, but does not have raised or kerbed sides. This means that there will be no corners for dust and ash to collect in. Can be tiled in a different colour to the flat section to make a decorative feature.