I have an Endeavor 2020 and really like it. Last winter my heater never kicked on at all. My house is a single story 1950 sq. Ft. I would recommend getting the fan. It dramatically helps circulate the heat throughout the house.that is what it used to be, and what we want it to be now. See how the 5’ wide brink evenly matched the hearth? It’s rectangular. I don’t know the front to back dimensions. and I have no idea what stove this was. It was a catalytic one. worked wonderfully. If anyone knows I could see how it compares to the lopi endeavor to see if i have enough stove or should have gotten larger/smaller.
if you made one just those layers, then you’d cut that piece of carpet out? so that the layers are directly on top of the plywood floor (under the carpet)?
I found a place who makes them, American Panel Hearth.
I have to find out if my stove place deals with them. or if I have to make a couple calls to find someone who does.
all in all i think the manufactured pad has an air space. which maybe is why the dealer said that it is better on top of the carpet, rather than cutting the carpet. he said he was previously a carpet installer and if we cut the carpet and pad and place the hearth pad onto the plywood floor, then we would need “tack strips” and a “carpet puller”
I’m not sure if we make it ourselves if we would have to remove the carpet or not. the manual i think said it needed to be R-0. but i think my husband and you are right. if something fell it would heat that spot and then the carpet underneath it would be hot.