All of our hearth pads provide protection for a stove requiring Ember Protection.

Some stoves produce enough heat that a Thermal Protector is required to protect the floor beneath the stove.

Thermal Protection

With stoves burning cleaner and hotter than ever before, a traditional ember protector or homemade hearth may not protect the combustible floor beneath your stove. Building codes and safety standards now require the hearth pad to provide adequate protection based on the stove model. With that in mind, we now offer two levels of protection to meet the needs of every stove. All our pads are tested to meet or exceed UL1618. Whether you’re burning gas, pellets, corn, coal, oil or wood, our hearth pads offer the best protection on the market - and they look great too.


Type 1 – Ember Protection

All wood, pellet, coal and corn stoves require a hearth protector. Most require only protection from falling embers. But some stoves produce enough heat directed down and forward that a Type 1 – Ember Protector won’t stop the heat from passing through to the floor beneath the stove. This can be hazardous.


Type 2 – Thermal Protection

For today’s highly efficient stoves, a Hearth Classics non-combustible ThermaShield pad will block the heat from passing through to your sub floor. Fully non-combustible, with an R-value of 1.61, it provides the greatest protection of any manufactured hearth pad. For stoves requiring an R-value higher than R=1.61, a ThermaShield Low-Profile base, a ThermaShield Pedestal, or a ThermaShield Xtreme Pedestal can increase the protection up to R=10. All our pads are tested to meet or exceed UL1618.

ThermaShield Xtreme

Some stoves require R-values greater than R=1.61. For these stoves, we have designed the Low Profile Base and the Award winning ThermaShield Xtreme Floor Protection System. With the ThermaShield Xtreme, you can achieve an R-Value of up to R=10. Consult with your stove dealer and stove manual for your stove’s required R-value.

The Low Profile Base

At 1 1⁄8” thick, the Low Profile Base provides additional layers of insulation in a frame beneath your hearth pad. The result is an R-value of R=3.69. This is also a great option for installations when carpet can’t be removed beneath the pad.

The 1 1⁄8” Low Profile Base shown beneath a Classic Edge hearth pad

ThermaShield Xtreme Floor Protection System

ThermaShield Xtreme Floor Protection System. Consisting of a ThermaShield hearth pad and specialized matching 6” pedestal, the system can be customized to provide a range of R-values from R=2.61 to R=10. ThermaShield Xtreme is available for Yoder Original and Classic Edge pads.

To achieve an R of 2.5 as required by at least one stove model, you could use a ThermaShield Xtreme (shown in cut-away) OR any of these other options.

ThermaShield Xtreme Winner of the 2005 Vesta Award

Which do I need?

Check your stove manual for the required hearth protection or ask your stove dealer which Type is right for you.