Hi. I should be getting my stove in the next day or two (Osburne 2400). I'll be putting it near the center of a room (i.e., no established hearth) with a concrete floor that has been acid-stained and coated with epoxy. Apparently, putting the stove on the floor could create a problem with the epoxy under and around the stove. The heat can pull moisture up through the slab, causing the epoxy to fail. The epoxy manufacturer says "The temperature under the stove must be below 100 degrees F to sustain any coating. It is the heat that draws moisture in the concrete to the surface and causes delamination." The stove is a pedestal stove. How hot can I expect the area under the stove to get? Is heat going to be conducted down through the pedestal and / or radiated to the floor to make it hot (above 100)? I guess I can build a platform for it if so. Any suggestions? Slate? Thought about dressing up one of those concrete pads you put under a heat pump. Suggestions? Thanks. I haven't had a wood stove in any house since I was a kid. Looking forward to it.