Your hearth is an essential part of your fire, and that’s why we provide high-quality installations at all times. Our slate hearths have a matte surface, unlike marble and granite which are often polished. This is softer than marble and granite too, making it ideal as a hearth. Get the hearth your home deserves from M A Granite & Marble Works in Hertford, Hertfordshire.
When choosing your new slate hearth, you first need to choose the type of fire you want. A log or multi-fuel burner will be encased above it, while an open fire will be on the slate and expose the slate to more extreme heat.
For an enclosed fire, such as a log or multi-fuel burner, a single piece of slate will suffice, providing it has room to expand. An open fire needs to have a sectioned slate hearth, which comes in three or four pieces allowing for rapid expansion as the slate heats up.
There are two major varieties of slate. Honed slate has a semi-smooth matte surface with a uniform texture, while riven slate has a texture surface a little like wood grain. Riven slate is ideal for heavy use as scratches will barely be noticeable.
Vital to the success of MA Granite and Marble Works, is the close relationship we have established with our fireplace retailers. MA Granites range is sold exclusively in the UK by a limited number of retail outlets.
Our commitment to them is demonstrated by holding generous stock levels and providing them with a delivery service. Ours is a strong partnership aimed at providing excellent customer service to bring you the very highest quality fireplaces as efficiently and effortlessly as possible.
Our distribution network covers the south of the United Kingdom. All of our fireplaces are available to view and purchase from your local MA Granite retailer, they are able to give you advice on all aspects of your fireplace requirements from pricing to surveys and fittings, visit our stockists page to locate yours.