granite hearth cracked
What should we do next? Our 1 1/4" thick absolute black granite hearth has cracked down the middle from the heat of our fireplace. We don't know what to do. The hearth was installed on top of our wood floor, and the first time we had a fire (with normal-sized firewood)it cracked. The slab was replaced only to have the new one crack with the next fire! The only "different" thing about this hearth is that it sticks into the fireplace about 1 1/2" across the width of the fireplace. The part of the hearth that sticks into the fireplace entrance is 4 1/2" away from the andirons. I assume that the hearth needs to be farther away from the heat, but haven't heard of others having this problem. Advice???