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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