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Oct 23, 2023
I have a new pleasant hearth LWS2200 on 6 inch legs. The manual says I need an R value of 2. I've been going through on the threads and Micore seems to be the best option but I can't find any at local building supply stores or Menards. Can I use a foam or roxul insulation under a regular cement board with either cermaic tile (grouted) or granite slab on top of that? I will have laminate floor under the pad.
Foam board no. Roxul board yes, it's non-combustible.
Yes, micore is not common at Menards or local supply stores. It is sold online, but more than you'll need.
Did you try here?