Finally got the upstairs stove installed and operational. Lots to say about that but not in this thread. What I would like to comment on I don't think I've read about before. And that is how much heat retention the tile holds long after the stove is out. 1st off I didn't expect the tile to get so hot. I have measured it at 300 degrees. I let the stove go out yesterday because the house was getting too hot (25 degrees out). It took over 10hrs for the stove to get down to around 150. The tile however was hotter than that and stayed very warm for at least another 4hrs. So it turns out the hearth pad will absorb heat and give it back hrs after the stove is cool. Anyone else notice this.