What Is A Fireplace Hearth?

If you recall, last week I found out that my family doesn’t know what a mantle is. I was a little nervous today when I started writing this article for fear that they don’t know what a hearth is either and that my entire childhood was a lie. (Seriously – if you’re not hanging your stockings on a mantle for Santa & sitting by the hearth to wait for him …) Good news: a hearth is exactly what I grew up thinking it was!

A fireplace hearth is what extends out in front of your fireplace. It is made of a non-combustible
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What Is A Fireplace Mantel?

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to what exactly a fireplace mantel is. I grew up in a household where we often referenced our “mantel” when we were decorating for the holidays. It wasn’t until I started working for a fireplace retailer that I found out … it wasn’t a mantel at all. It was just a mantel shelf. It turns out “What is a fireplace mantel?” is actually a pretty common question on Google, so I thought I would set out to answer it. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would
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What Is A Pellet Stove?

Pellet stoves use electricity and can be plugged into a normal wall outlet. They create heat by burning biomass pellets or compressed wood. A constant flame is created by slowly feeding fuel from a storage container into a burn-pot area. This makes pellet stoves require little to no physical adjustments.

Pellet stoves can be vented horizontally through an outside wall and terminated below the roof line. They are the perfect choice for structures without an existing chimney. If you have an existing chimney,
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