Any ideas or concerns about solid 3/4" hardwood flooring near a fireplace? Currently I plan to have a nice piece of wood trim covering the gap between the fireplace and the floor. Underneath the trim there is a .25 inch gap... so the floor is not directly touching the slate. The roofing felt is also .25 inches away and not directly touching the surrounding slate.
Should I use some sort of fire proof barrier? If so... what are some options?
Previously (before hardwood)... it was floor joist, .5 inch plywood, red rosin paper, .75 inch particle board, then a .5 inch piece of rock slate.
I replaced the .75 particle board with plywood, roofing paper, and hardwood on top (with a hearth extension).