By Mary from McHenry, IL on October 14, 2013
Do you have crescent shaped rugs for a rounded hearth?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not. However, one of our half-round hearth rugs could be trimmed to meet the contour of your hearth and sewn along the cut edge, as long as the curved hearth is not too deep.
By Jo from AR on August 13, 2013
We are interested in the good of the woods hearth rug in light hickory (your best seller). We will put this on top of brand new carpet, so we need it to be really fireproof. Will this one not allow burn through?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 14, 2013
Answer:This item is indeed designed to be flame resistant and will smolder no further than 3 inches in any direction from the contact point of a hot ember. The backing will not allow the ember to burn completely through the rug.
By Bonnie from Barrie, ONT on December 28, 2015
Are there hearth rugs that are heat resistant or fire retardant?
By Will M. on December 29, 2015
The rugs are fire retardant. If an ember lands upon a rug comprised of anything other than wool, it will essentially melt the fibers causing a hard black spot on the rug, but the rug will not burn. The wool rugs will also not burn, but when wool fibers come into contact with an ember, they will not leave a black spot or mark. The fibers will simply turn to ash, but there will be a spot left in the tuft of the rug where the fibers will be shorter than the rest.
If your installation is calling for something heat resistant, you may be in need of a Hearth or Stove Board.
By Donna from Willits, CA on January 11, 2015
I am looking for a fire proof rug to put in front of our wood stove and it needs to be 6 feet x 3 feet. Do you have something like this?
By eFireplaceStore on January 12, 2015
By Peter Shaw from Chesapeake, VA on October 29, 2012
I need a 24 inch by 64 inch fireplace rug. Have any?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 30, 2012
By Theresa from Sperry, OK on March 2, 2015
Do you know of a flame retardant mat that can be placed on the hearth to catch sparks and small embers that fly out between the screen? I am not looking for a hearth rug in particular.
By Tyler M. on March 3, 2015
By Tonya from Westminster, CO on October 27, 2014
The house that I am buying has no hearth at all but it does have a wood fireplace insert with a screen. There's some tile around the wall but the floor below is new, laminate flooring. Do you have a rug that you would recommend? I'm concerned that if an ember flies out onto the rug, it'll burn a hole into it. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014
Answer:The hearth rugs are handy to guard against the occasional stray ember or spark, but you will likely want to go with a more permanent solution to protect the floor. I recommend constructing a tile hearth extension, using cement board as a backer and a ceramic tile of your choosing.
By Pat from New York on November 8, 2013
What does fire retardant hearth rugs mean? Does it melt if a log drops on it? What fibers would not be damaged if a hot log fell on it or sparks fell on it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 8, 2013
Answer:By the disclaimer, "fire retardant" this rug will comply to fire standards that dictate the rugs fibers will not smolder for more than 3 inches in any direction where contact with a burning coal or log is made. As such, it is a definite that the rug will be damaged if a hot enough coal or log is dropped upon the rug, but the rug is designed to prevent damage to the surface beneath it.
By Lori from Amherst, NY on November 23, 2015
I am looking for a fire resistance rug for the front of my wood burning fireplace. I need one that is minimum of 48" in length by 32" wide. Can you help me?
By Will M. on November 24, 2015
By Bryan from Bel Air, MD on June 15, 2013
I'm looking for a fire resistant rug to protect my deck from the firepit that I just bought. 24 x 48 isn't big enough. Do you have anything bigger, that's in a rectangular or round shape?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 17, 2013
By Greg from Altoona, PA on November 20, 2013
I'm trying to locate a fire resistant rug for the front of a hearth. I would like to find one that also has some insulated properties as the pergo floor gets fairly warm under the current hearth rug we are using. Approximate size would be 2-3 feet by 4-5 feet and square. We have a prefabricated hearth that has angled corners in the front. So finding a rug of that shape is impossible. So we're opting for rectangular. Can you help?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2013
By dolly richmond from Bass harbor, ME on November 12, 2012
What material is best at resisting ash and sparks?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 13, 2012
Answer:Our olefin rugs are naturally resistant to sparks and hot embers. This material will have by far the greatest resistance to damage, should a hot ember fall out upon the rug.
By Allen from Evansville, IN on October 17, 2013
What happens to these hearth rugs when an ember pops out onto them? Are they fire proof, resistant, or just retardant?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 17, 2013
Answer:The results will vary, based on the exact material of rug that is used. Olefin is by far the most resistant to embers, but all the rugs are labeled as fire "resistant". The rugs are designed to smolder, rather than burn through completely.
By John on November 9, 2012
How does a wool rug help protect your hard wood floor and yet not go up in flames? Aren't there any fire resistant rugs that also look good?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:The wool rugs use a chemical treatment that is designed to only allow the wool material to singe, rather than ignite. We do have many styles of hearth rugs that are available in other flame retardant materials.
Is there a certain color or pattern that you are interested in? Please advise and I will be happy to assist you.
By Bonnie on November 9, 2012
What do hearth rugs need to be made of in order to be "fire resistant"?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Hearth rugs may be made of various materials, but they will always have fire resistance treatment in common.
By Clifford on November 9, 2012
What colors are in the Woodfield brick red hearth rug?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the predominant colors for this rug are maroon red, beige and black.
By Nancy on November 9, 2012
I have a half-moon shaped hearth and cannot find a hearth rug to fit up against it. Are there any rugs that can be cut to fit the shape of our hearth?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:None of our rugs are made to cut. Doing so would compromise the integrity of the rug as well as void the warranty.
By Greg from Altoona, PA on January 4, 2013
I was wondering if you could tell me which hearth rug has the best insulation feature. Our wood stove sits on a stone hearth but the wood floor that is front of it gets fairly hot. I was looking for a rug to help prevent this and the floor drying out.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
Answer:Any hearth rug that is manufactured from olefin will be your best choice. Olefin is a naturally flame- and heat-resistant fiber that does an excellent job of repelling hot embers and shielding combustible floors from radiant heat.
By Ken from Old Saybrook, CT on April 11, 2016
Do any rugs protect against sparks from fireplaces?
By eFireplaceStore on April 12, 2016
Answer:The hearth rugs that we carry are designed to protect a combustible floor from sparks by sacrificing themselves when contact with a large spark or ember is made. The Olefin and fiberglass rugs are by far the most durable we offer.
By Linda from Shohola, PA on November 8, 2012
I need a hearth rug that is 18 inches wide and 48-60 inches long. Can I get one?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 8, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not carry a manufacturer that offers a rug in this size. Most of the rectangular rugs measure 22 inches by 44 inches. I apologize that we do not have the size needed.
By Ronald from Cape May Courthouse, NJ on April 12, 2016
I have a fireplace with a hearth. I'm looking for a protector for the edge of the limestone edge of the hearth with some kind of a cushion protector for child safety. Do you carry something like this?
By Will M. on April 12, 2016
By Tom from Waupaca, WI on November 17, 2014
I am looking for a hearth rug that I can trim to fit my round front stone hearth. It will be there to protect the carpet in front of the stone hearth. The stone is the color of cement and the carpet is tan. Hearth is 4 feet wide. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on November 18, 2014
By Paula from PA on November 16, 2015
I am looking for a flame resistant rug to place in front of our fireplace. Doesn't the material Olefin found in your heart rugs melt? Would that harm the floor underneath them?
By eFireplaceStore on November 16, 2015
Answer:Olefin will act as a sacrificial fiber in the event of contact with a hot ember, however the breakdown of the fiber forms a hard spot that prevents further damage. The backer on the rug is also very flame retardant, preventing burn through.
By Chris from WA on July 20, 2015
I'm looking for a fireproof 1/2 round rug to place beside my hearth. What would you recommend?
By Will M. on July 21, 2015
By Lori Rhodes from Hagerstown, MD on November 13, 2012
I'm trying to find a UL-approved fireproof hearth rug 60" x 18". Do you have something like that for sale?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 13, 2012
By Kathy from Vancouver on January 27, 2014
I need a fireproof hearth rug, preferably the most fireproof you offer. Which type is best or has the highest "anti-fire" rating?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2014
Answer:By far, Olefin is the most flame resistant and durable product we offer for hearth rugs. By searching our site using the term "Olefin", you will find a list of products that are made out of this naturally fire resistant fiber.
By Connie from Cincinnati, OH on December 30, 2015
What is the most flame resistant hearth rug that you sell?
By Chris C. on December 31, 2015
Answer:Just about all of the hearth rugs we carry meet FF1-70 Surface Flammability Test requirements, but any of the rugs which are listed as "Guardian" are made from fiberglass making them extremely flame resistant.
By Jennifer from AR on December 2, 2013
I am needing a rug to go in front of an outdoor fireplace that is on a deck. I need it to be fire resistant but also water proof. Do you have any that are both?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 3, 2013
By Keith from Springfield, MO on October 3, 2013
For the hearth rugs with measurements of 27" x 48", is the 48" measurement the flat back side?
By Chris on October 4, 2013
Answer:The hearth rugs with a 27" x 48" measurement are indeed 48" wide on the flat back side of the rug.
By Neil from Erie, PA on August 27, 2014
My insurance company is requiring a "UL tested" fire retardant mat in front of my fireplace insert. How do I know if what I'm buying is UL approved?
By eFireplaceStore on August 27, 2014
Answer:While many of the rugs we carry meet CPSC FF 1-70 flammability tests, they are not UL Listed. The average cost of an accessory hearth rug simply does not outweigh the high cost of having the product tested by a listing agency, so most manufacturers will not submit the product for review. Typically, hearth extenders are UL listed and carry an R value, but they are usually only used in conjunction with a wood stove.
By BB from Chino Vally, AZ on January 15, 2013
I am looking for a hearth rug that is 18 x? Our hearth is approximately 18" x 10'. Do you have anything that will fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 16, 2013
Answer:My apologies, but we do not carry a hearth rug that is as long and narrow as the one you have now. Are narrowest rectangular rugs are 22 inches in width and 44 inches in length. Again, I am sorry that we do not have an exact replacement.
By Helen from NE on August 17, 2014
Are these hearth rugs fireproof?
By Chris C. on August 18, 2014
Answer:These rugs are indeed fire retardant. If an ember lands upon a rug comprised of anything other than wool, it will essentially melt the fibers causing a hard black spot on the rug, but the rug will not burn. The wool rugs will also not burn, but when wool fibers come into contact with an ember, they will not leave a black spot or mark. The fibers will simply turn to ash, but there will be a spot left in the tuft of the rug where the fibers will be shorter than the rest.
By Dan from Paradise, CA on May 1, 2015
Since these rugs will be put on top of a carpet, shouldn't I use a non-skid pad? I don't want the hearth rug to move around on top of the carpet.
By Brennan W. on May 1, 2015
Answer:The non-skid pad will indeed keep the rug from moving around on your carpet.
By Judi from Stevens Point, WI on October 12, 2013
We recently remodeled our fireplace & hearth and love it. However, I just realized that none of the "standard" hearth rugs or protectors are going to work because our hearth is curved. The only thing I can think of is to have a piece of scrap carpet cut & bound in the same shape. It won't be fire resistant, but would at least protect the floor. Do you have any products or other ideas that could work better?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 14, 2013
Answer:While we don't have any hearth rugs that will conform to your curved hearth, having a rug made from a piece of scrap carpet is a good idea. I recommend using wool carpet for the rug, as it has greater flame resistance when compared to other material.
By Debbi from Belfast, ME on January 12, 2016
Will a fire resistant hearth rug protect the floor from excessive heat?
By Will M. on January 12, 2016
Only Type 2 Hearth Boards & Stove Boards
will provide thermal protection. If you have product literature calling for type 2 protection for both thermal and ember protection, a rug will not be sufficient.