Howdy y'all! My name is Ted and I am from Surry NH. I have a 2500 sq/ft open concept home that I am going to attempt to heat this winter with a Harman XXV. I have the stove in my garage ready to go in and 5 tons of pellets on the way. I have some need of advice. I have hardwood floors in my home. Brazilian Cherry to be exact. I would like to fabricate my own hearth pad. I have had several people tell me different ways to go about doing this. Some tell me cement backer board, some tell me about his new orange rubber stuff that I would just put on plywood and then tile over that. Anyone have any good advice? thanks!