Hearth around elecrtic fireplace?
I am planning to remodel the exiting electric fireplace in my house. Now it has an hearth (tiles) in front of it but in many pictures I see that electric fireplaces don't have it. Can I take it the tiles out and bring the wood up to the edge of the fireplace or does the Building Code require to have non- combustilble hearth around an electric fireplace like you have it aorund a wood burning one? I live in California.