Hey all its been since the winter i have posted and fall is upon us. So i have the pellet stove downstairs and will be moving it up to the living area soon as i did not like how it didnt get the heat upstairs. So in placing it upstairs i need a pad and wife and i decided to make our own. I have looked at countless stuff on a pad with tile and cement board but i think the cheapest way to go is to make a concrete slab. It will be 41x48 in and thats where i had some questions. Looking to build this myself so i dont know t omuch on how to work with concrete. We want to put some stones in the mix to give it a nice look and possibly have the concrete stained to get a warm look. I cant find anything on building one yourself just on cement board and tiles. Has anyone done a concrete slab and have any pointers before i begin the job. Oh it will be housing a heatilator ps 50.