Do you have a non-combustible hearth extending 18 inches in front of your wood burning stove appliance? This is recommended for safety reasons to protect the fireplace surroundings from possible combustion.
Hearths are central/focal architectural elements of modernistic homes, dubbed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Don’t fear, Frank is here!
In the United States, over 4,000 residential fires a year are caused by wood burning appliances. Check out this link/.pdf for more information on wood burning stove awareness: Microsoft Word – Burn Wise fast facts_9.24.2014.docx (epa.gov)