A friend of mine in Southern Greece likes my stove (Supra Mulhouse) so much he is intending to install the same, taking out his chimney breast where there is a big open fireplace and removing his existing hearth. He plans to put a piece of marble under and in front of the stove. My experience with a marble mantelpiece is that burn marks will show if any wood falls out of the stove and also that the marble will turn brownish in very high temps. Does anyone else have any experience of the use of marble which by the way is relatively inexpensive in this country? I should hate my friend to make a mistake with what will be a costly and time-consuming project.