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We need to purchase either a rug, or a hearth extender. but are not sure of the type of rug is best fro protecting the existing carpet and not burning itself if embers get on it. Can you advise as to the differences of the materials for the rugs and th
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:29 PM

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We have many options if you are looking for a hearth rug or extender, available in all kinds of styles and sizes. Please see our hearth rugs link for all of your options: Hearth Rugs Here is a brief rundown of the materials used in some of them: Fiberglass (like the Goods of the Woods Sage Green Half Round Guardian Hearth Rug) is the most heat-resistant kind of hearth rug you will find. The fiberglass rugs can be a little pricier than others, but they will not burn or melt. Wool (like this rug) is going to give you the next best option for protection. It is a natural fiber, so it provides more protection than the synthetic fibers and it is durable and will not melt. It does have a bit of a rough weave, perhaps not as aesthetically pleasing as a nylon rug. Nylon (like the Goods of the Woods University Green Frizzy Fun Half Round Nylon Hearth Rug) is next in line when it comes to heat resistance. While it is fire-resistant, if it comes into contact with embers, it may leave a melt stain on your rug. Nylon is probably the best cost-effective option, if you don't mind the risk of the melt stains. Olefin (like the Goods of the Woods Marseilles Sierra Oriental Half Round Olefin Hearth Rug ) offers more cost-effectiveness, but a little less heat resistance than nylon and it is even more susceptible to melt stains than nylon.

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We need to purchase either a rug, or a hearth extender. but are not sure of the type of rug is best fro protecting the existing carpet and not burning itself if embers get on it. Can you advise as to the differences of the materials for the rugs and the benefits and negatives of each one. Also, if the hearth extender available in more than one size?

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